The bluebirds completed the nest last week. Yesterday bluebird egg number one was laid and today the second egg was laid in the bluebird nestbox. We have installed a wren guard on this box. If it is successful we will share the design in another post.
An update on the other boxes:
The box with the five black-capped chickadee eggs was destroyed by the house wren on Sunday. Right now there is a fight for this box between the black-capped chickadee and the house wren. The house wren is bringing in nesting material, but the chickadee keeps looking and going into the box. A few minutes ago the house wren brought in material and while she was in the nestbox the black-capped chickadee was hanging on the outside looking in! We have never had so much drama at a nestbox before.
The tree swallows have nested in another nestbox-let’s hope the predators will stay away.