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Re: Western Bluebird mating in next box

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  • Rick Paris
    ... I have placed 3 meal worm feeder around my yard. They are at least 3 feet to 6 feet off the ground. Live worms. They seem to do OK overnight even in the
    Message 1 of 3 , May 3, 2009
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      --- In MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com, "Carlene Farmer" <birddog@...> wrote:
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      > meal worms! what a great idea, especially because we still have several inches of snow on the ground. do you have a special feeding area for the worms? do they need to be alive? i would expect them to freeze at night yet.
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      > yesterday i watched the bluebirds foraging in the bare patches as they guarded the house they have chosen. we usually have 1-2 pairs around and often get 2 clutches. the swallows, chickadees, and wrens use some of the other boxes...
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      > Carlene Farmer
      > Clancy, MT
      > TurtleBear's Canines & Collectibles
      > www.turtlebeartradingco.com
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      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Rick Paris
      > To: MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Sunday, May 03, 2009 7:39 AM
      > Subject: [MOB-Montana] Western Bluebird mating in next box
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      > Hi all,
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      > We are once again blessed to have at least one pair and maybe 2 of Western Bluebirds mating at our home. We had placed a whole bunch of Bluebird birdhouses on our property, but last year the English sparrows got to them first. I forgot to tape the hole closed early on.
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      > This year as a result of checking 3 years records of when the western and sometime mountain bluebirds show up, I open the holes up and but meal worms in the meal worm feders. It seems that the only way I can get the blue's to stick around is with the mealworms.
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      > I purchase the mealworms on line at believe it or not
      > New York Worms and there web address is
      > http://www.nyworms.com/
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      > There prices seem great and great meal worms.
      > Anyway. we have at least the one pair here and I will verify hopefully the second.
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      > If anyone wants to see them, send me an email. Let's hope for at least one cluth and maybe two?
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      > Thanks follow Mob'ers
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      > Rick Paris


      I have placed 3 meal worm feeder around my yard. They are at least 3 feet to 6 feet off the ground. Live worms. They seem to do OK overnight even in the cold. I posted a picture of 2 different types of feeders I use.

      Good Luck
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