Date: 4/6/21 5:13 am
From: Dody <dody...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Unhurried seasonal nesting
Wow, same here! We’ve been wondering where our bluebirds are! The exception is that on March 28 “our” phoebes were back and immediately started working on their nest. The other strange things is that they arrived silently. We are usually first aware of them when they give their loud call announcing they are home!! No calling this year.

Dody
Manchester

On Apr 6, 2021, at 1:30 AM, Fred Kaluza <fkaluza...> wrote:

Yes Bruce. Titmice, Nuthatches, Woodpeckers and Chickadees were all looking eagerly and singing for mates a few weeks ago and everything has stopped cold the last couple weeks. Even the last couple days which were warm did not bring a return of activity.

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From: 'Brucemac1' via Birders <birders...>
Sent: Monday, April 5, 2021 2:31:45 PM
To: <birders...> <birders...>
Subject: [birders] Unhurried seasonal nesting

It seems, this Spring, that the usual urgency to find a nest site, build a nest and get on with raising their broods, is missing...???

Robins are here but have yet to get serious about getting started. Same with our Eastern Bluebirds. They're present, looking at nestboxes, but have yet to begin nest construction. Even the pesky house sparrows are dragging their wings and don't seem to be all that interested, ....yet..?

Last year, the female Bluebird built her nest in a single day, April 1st.

Anyone else notice the lack of urgency...??

Bruce Macd... SW Ontario North shore of Lake Erie

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