Date: 5/2/19 10:04 am
From: Lisa Larson <lisafaylarson...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] Re: Private message regarding: Need help!
Hi Michael,

I will post the whole story - so far so good! I have photos of my set-up,
the HOSP bullies, and the Titmice. I think the babies will be fledged this
weekend. I am just beginning to see beaks - but the parents are still going
into the hole to feed and bringing out fecal sacs.

The last messages did go out to mbb according to my sent box emails.

Thank you for your reply!

- Lisa

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On Thu, May 2, 2019 at 9:45 AM <levysantacruz...> wrote:

> Hi Lisa, do you want to share with the list what you did (the hat and the
> Duke)? I didn't see that described. Thanks!
> On Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 1:01:23 PM UTC-7, lisafaylarson wrote:
>> Hello Birders,
>> Thank you for your suggestions. I think the hat and the Duke scared off
>> the HOSP. For now. The Titmice are taking food back into the box again.
>> They do not mind me sitting 10 feet from the box.
>> I took the detertents away to see if the sparrows come back. At some
>> point today I need to get the Albatross out.
>> When I leave my post, I will put hat & Duke back.
>> - Lisa
>> On Wed, May 1, 2019, 10:39 AM Lisa Larson <lisafa......> wrote:
>>> The parents are bringing food to the hole now, but the babies are too
>>> scared to come to the hole now as the house sparrow tried to nip at one.
>>> I'm sitting here guardians the best I can.
>>> I had to leave for an appt. So, I put my fake coyote fur hat on top of
>>> the box and got my life size cardboard John Wayne from the laundry room,
>>> and the Titmice watched as I put it by the box.
>>> Hope it protects them for a bit!!!
>>> On Wed, May 1, 2019, 9:29 AM Lisa Larson <lisafa......> wrote:
>>>> A pair of House Sparrows is getting on our Titmouse box. I have chased
>>>> them away repeatedly. Our Titmouse parents are hugely upset and cannot get
>>>> in to feed their babies. We do not feed the sparrow. What do I do???
>>>> Lisa

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