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Old Friday 19th May 2006, 17:42   #1
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Have Starling Problems And Eastern Blue Bird Problems!!!!!

i have a sparrow hawk box and a starling went in it. and it built a nest and it has blue eggs they look like blue bird eggs. but bluebirds lay 3-5 eggs.
but their is 7 eggs. please help me ! i am angry
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Old Friday 19th May 2006, 17:55   #2
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Is this the only nestbox you have Keith?

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What help are you actually after, Keith?
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Old Friday 19th May 2006, 19:24   #4
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i need to know what bird it is
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Old Friday 19th May 2006, 19:25   #5
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no i have two a sparrow hawk box and a blue bird box but the blue bird box has nothing in it
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Can't you sit at a distance and wait to see an adult arrive?

Maybe they've already deserted the nest - most species are very vulnerable to disturbance by potential predators (including Man!) during the egg-laying and early incubation period.

Best keep nest visits to an absolute minimum or not disturb them at all.
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Old Friday 19th May 2006, 19:32   #7
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andrew, how many boxes do you have? i have been wondering if their is a box for mocking birds? this might be a dumb question! but i have a pond in my yard and their is two northern mocking birds in the yard that is why i asked you if their is a box? keith richter
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How many boxes you have really depends on the size of your yard and the number of trees - a couple on your house and/or outbuildings, one on each tree if the trees are well-spaced, one on every third tree if the trees are very close to each other. Fix up four or five sizes with varying entrance size and fix them at varying heights.

I'm sure there are many nestbox plans online, I'll go see if someone has a link for something suited to mockingbirds.
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I have never seen a Mockingbird use a nest box. They usually use a very dense shrub and build their nest very close to the center of that shrub.
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KC do you know how to build a open nest box for robins?
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