In our Bluebird box we had a pair of Carolina Wrens have 5 young that hatched earlier this year. After they were gone ,I cleaned the box out and the same pair came back and the box has 3 young in it. Another pair of Carolina Wrens ,the pair that stays on our property year round, nested in a hanging basket plant on the deck. 3 of 4 eggs hatched and all 3 young fledged in late May and survived to this day . Two of the young ( probably females ) feed on their own but still accompany the parent birds to our pecan and mealworm feeders. The backyard bird box hanging in a tree had a pair of Carolina Chickadees build a nest in early March. After they left the nest ,I cleaned the box out and it is now occupied by a pair of House Wrens with 3 young birds. In a neighbor's yard somewhere there was a successfull Feb. or March hatching of Bluebirds as there is often a group of 3 young Bluebirds that hatched this year traveling as a loose group in the area. Tyler Turpin West End Henrico -----Original Message----- From: Kacmarcik <kacmarcik@xxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Jul 3, 2004 8:56 AM To: va-richmond-general@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [va-richmond-general] Nesting Eastern Bluebirds Was totally blown away yesteday to find a clutch of 5 eggs in my most productive bluebird box. The bluebirds laid 5 eggs in March but unfortunately they never hatched. In April they tried again and successfully hatched 5 of 6 eggs. I am in my garden which backs up to the bluebird box almost daily and have not noticed any nest box activity of late. Yesterday I saw a bluebird fly out of the box. What a great surprise to find a beautiful nest of 5 eggs! Julie Kacmarcik. Chester You are subscribed to VA-Richmond-General. To unsubscribe, send email to va-richmond-general-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field. To adjust other settings (vacation, digest, etc.) please visit, http://www.freelists.org/list/va-richmond-general. You are subscribed to VA-Richmond-General. To unsubscribe, send email to va-richmond-general-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field. To adjust other settings (vacation, digest, etc.) please visit, http://www.freelists.org/list/va-richmond-general.