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Thread: Waiting for the Bluebirds!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Last year I saw my first bluebird March 10....it was snowing and the poor thing was at my feeder. Hoping to see one any day now, lol!
    Still havent seen a robin in South Central Wis yet!

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    Bluebirds are my favorite. I have boxes and wait on them every year.

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    We have them already. I heard a screeching out back and that's when I knew they were here. I love birds.

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    Aw, lucky you, Carrie!
    LeeAnn, I few years ago I begged my Dad to make me some houses! He is a builder, so I knew hecould handle some BB homes. Got 6 for my Bday!

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    I put out meal worms for my bluebirds. They love them! It's a big treat because I don't go to the store too often and buy worms! for birds :) We have buds on dogwoods, blooms on bartlett pear trees and cherry trees. The buttercups are up and in bloom too. Spring is in the air. It was 80 degrees one day last week although it is back in the 30's at night but this is how the season CHANGES- Yea :)

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    Cyn, me too!!!!! True story....I am terrified of worms. Hate them so much, but I buy them for the bluebirds, and make BF and the kids put them in the little feeder for me!

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    we had 2 here last week! Then it snowed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn
    I put out meal worms for my bluebirds. They love them! It's a big treat because I don't go to the store too often and buy worms! for birds :) We have buds on dogwoods, blooms on bartlett pear trees and cherry trees. The buttercups are up and in bloom too. Spring is in the air. It was 80 degrees one day last week although it is back in the 30's at night but this is how the season CHANGES- Yea :)
    Please,please,pictures :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn
    I put out meal worms for my bluebirds. They love them! It's a big treat because I don't go to the store too often and buy worms! for birds :) We have buds on dogwoods, blooms on bartlett pear trees and cherry trees. The buttercups are up and in bloom too. Spring is in the air. It was 80 degrees one day last week although it is back in the 30's at night but this is how the season CHANGES- Yea :)
    Cyn, where do you find the worms? we have a pair that has raised 4-5 ????nest of babies, don't know what they're called but want them to stay, also does anybody know how to attract red birds? we tried sunflower seeds but only had onw passerby, I would like for the mocking birds and blue jays to leave tho. LOL :oops: we have oodles of doves, 3-4 different kinds

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    we had a small flock of bluebirds mid February. also a large flock of about thirty robins were here about a week then moved on. trees budding and wildflowers all blooming. then turned cold and snowed several times. false spring.

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    Our blue birds are back.They have already moved into their houses.We have two houses one in the front yard,one in the back yard.They are my favorite bird

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    Does anyone ever get any bluebirds in Illinois? I saw flocks of them in Tenn. & I just loved them. I wish we had some at my house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    Cyn, me too!!!!! True story....I am terrified of worms. Hate them so much, but I buy them for the bluebirds, and make BF and the kids put them in the little feeder for me!
    lol I use to not touch them but then we made a 40 gallon aquarium into a terrarium and had lizards and frogs. Of course I fed them all the time so they got use to me and would come up and eat out of my hands! I was so into it, that I got over the yuk factor :) I have to be so careful of feeding the birds and giving them safe shelter due to the cats here so I feed them myself and have made very safe feeders with great trees and bushes for them. Sometimes I am amazed at how much time I spend on critters!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Connie in CO
    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn
    I put out meal worms for my bluebirds. They love them! It's a big treat because I don't go to the store too often and buy worms! for birds :) We have buds on dogwoods, blooms on bartlett pear trees and cherry trees. The buttercups are up and in bloom too. Spring is in the air. It was 80 degrees one day last week although it is back in the 30's at night but this is how the season CHANGES- Yea :)
    Please,please,pictures :-D
    My camera isn't working and this site won't allow my camera pics- I don't know why :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn
    I put out meal worms for my bluebirds. They love them! It's a big treat because I don't go to the store too often and buy worms! for birds :) We have buds on dogwoods, blooms on bartlett pear trees and cherry trees. The buttercups are up and in bloom too. Spring is in the air. It was 80 degrees one day last week although it is back in the 30's at night but this is how the season CHANGES- Yea :)
    Cyn, where do you find the worms? we have a pair that has raised 4-5 ????nest of babies, don't know what they're called but want them to stay, also does anybody know how to attract red birds? we tried sunflower seeds but only had onw passerby, I would like for the mocking birds and blue jays to leave tho. LOL :oops: we have oodles of doves, 3-4 different kinds
    I go to the local pet store and they have them all the time. They are cold when I get them and start moving as they warm up. I set them out in a straight sided dish so they can't climb out.

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    We have a store here called Wild Birds Unlimited. The worms are in a little refrigorator.

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    I have a big bag of picked out threads that I am going to put out on the orange tree for the birds to use in nests. In Central CA our birds stay all year round, staying a lot in our orange tree outside my sewing room window. We have flocks of cute tiny little finches, mocking birds, jays, and one little dark small bird with a hatchet shaped head that I don't know the name of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack
    I have a big bag of picked out threads that I am going to put out on the orange tree for the birds to use in nests. In Central CA our birds stay all year round, staying a lot in our orange tree outside my sewing room window. We have flocks of cute tiny little finches, mocking birds, jays, and one little dark small bird with a hatchet shaped head that I don't know the name of.
    I'd love to have an orange tree in my yard!

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    CarrieAnne, I saw a robin a few weeks ago! It was horrendously cold and tons of snow, poor thing. Probably one of the "scouts" ;) And I've heard the cardinals spring song, and today saw (and heard!!!) a huge flock of starlings. Oh - and I also saw some daffodils poking up! It's coming!!!!

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    Almost all of the snow is gone here now,so I am hoping to see some soon!

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    I feed my bluebirds mealworms too. I whistle when I put the worms in their bowl and they come and eat before I walk back to the house. The male bird usually lets the female eat first. In the summer they love water. I get a mister for their bird bath and they play in the water. I have had a whole flock in the water at once on hot summer afternoons.

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