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Re: bluebirds


Good deal - they'll find you, just takes time. If you have bird feeders,
try tailoring your seed offerings to some of their favorites. I mix
safflower seed w/ my mixes for the cardinals.


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "pdickson" <pdickson@sbcglobal.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Tue, 24 Feb 2004 18:15:17 -0600

>Thanks Pam, I followed all the suggestions on the bluebird web site... like
>only so high .... on a fence away from trees... away for the prevailing
>winds...  and placed them 100 yards  apart...  I have been told that I need
>to just be patient and keep them cleaned out.  A master gardener has them on
>the other side of town out in a subdivision with lot of cedar trees around.
>I guess they just have to find me.
>Patricia
>
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2004 12:44 PM
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] bluebirds
>
>
>> If I remember correctly - bluebirds can be territorial and you should
>> place the boxes 100 feet apart or something like that. They won't nest
>> too close to each other. Will try to look that up when I get home, but I
>> think that's right.
>>
>>
>> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
>> From: "pdickson" <pdickson@sbcglobal.net>
>> Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Date:  Tue, 24 Feb 2004 07:35:25 -0600
>>
>> >This past weekend we had over 20 robins in our yard....  but now it is
>cold,
>> >overcast, windy and just not springy at all.  Do they just come up to
>look
>> >for a place to live?
>> >I am still trying to get bluebirds interested.  I put up 5 boxes  2 years
>> >ago just like the instructions say but I still haven't seen a bluebird.
>Is
>> >there anything that I can do to make them want to move in?
>> >Patricia
>> >zone 6b
>> >----- Original Message ----- 
>> >From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
>> >To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> >Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2004 7:29 AM
>> >Subject: RE: [CHAT] Spring is coming!
>> >
>> >
>> >> I saw the first robin almost two weeks ago.  I figured his homing
>> >mechanism
>> >> went haywire.  It was snowing that day.  He sure wasn't "singing."
>Still,
>> >> there is always hope....
>> >>
>> >> Blessings,
>> >> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
>> >>
>> >> -----Original Message-----
>> >> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
>> >Behalf
>> >> Of cathy carpenter
>> >> Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2004 6:27 PM
>> >> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> >> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Spring is coming!
>> >>
>> >> We have a possum roaming around. DH claims he saw a robin, but I have
>> >> not verified it.
>> >> Cathy
>> >> On Thursday, February 19, 2004, at 08:52 AM, Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:
>> >>
>> >> > I just looked out the window and saw a chipmunk!  He was sitting on
>> >> > top of a
>> >> > big rock, looking a bit dazed as if he didn't quite know why he was
>> >> > there.
>> >> > And yesterday I was pretty sure I heard a robin.  Couldn't see one,
>> >> > but the song
>> >> > was unmistakably robin.  We are still snow-covered, even though it
>got
>> >> > up to
>> >> > 40 degrees yesterday and was only 24 when we got up this morning.
>The
>> >> > next
>> >> > few days are predicted to be milder, so maybe it will happen. I have
>> >> > pushed my
>> >> > club into scheduling a horticulture show in mid-April - just two
>> >> > months away.
>> >> > I've begun to worry that there won't be anything up by then. Think
>> >> > Spring!
>> >> > Auralie
>> >> > Z5
>> >> >
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>> Kemp TX/zone 8A
>>
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