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Mark,years ago I had a pair of Bluebirds nest in the corner of my front porch in a spot normally occupied by a Phoebe. I also could not believe it since two sides were exposed. Unfortuantly they did not fair well, a starling wanted that spot and dumped the babies out and moved in.Another occassion a pair built in a garage between two beams. Two sides and the top were exposed. Apparently when the time comes to nest they will use what is available. Or maybe they are that "couple" at the party who are nice but a little odd.
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On Friday, July 31, 2020, 08:47:01 PM CDT, Mark Haas <kathyhaas...> wrote:
WARNING: This message has originated from an External Source. This may be a phishing expedition that can result in unauthorized access to our IT System. Please use proper judgment and caution when opening attachments, clicking links, or responding to this email. At Tywappity Lake today, while still basking in the delight of seeing a Swallow-tailed Kite, I observed adult Eastern Bluebirds flying into the lake’s covered fishing dock. That seemed odd, until closer inspection revealed a Bluebird nest on a ledge under the overhang of the dock. They were busily feeding three chicks. I have never seen an exposed (at least partially) Bluebird nest. This nest location is where I typically see Barn Swallow nests. Has anyone else had this experience? Photo in eBird checklist https://ebird.org/checklist/S71982070 .
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