Birding/Eastern bluebird

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Hi! I have a pair of blues that have laid two eggs as of this morning, one appears to have a small hole in it. The nest is still intact and looks to be fine. Do I remove the egg or leave it be? Thank you, Cindy

Answer
That sounds like an attack by a house sparrow or a House Wren, but it is unusual that only one egg is affected. And sometimes an egg can have an unusually thin shell and the female may have punctured it with her claws. I would do nothing and wait to see what happens. Also If you will send your mailing address to me at walshaw1@cox.net I will send you my free Bluebird book that will make you an expert. Use that email address also to let me know what happens woth the nest. Thanks, Bluebird Bob Walshaw.

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Bluebird Bob Walshaw

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I can answer almost any question on Eastern Bluebirds and small cavity nesters such as Chickadees, Titmice, Wrens, etc. Also general questions on other songbirds. No pet bird questions please. Send mailing address to me at walshaw1@cox.net for a free 20 page Bluebird book.

Experience

I have had a 100+ nestbox trail for more than 20 years, I do a lot of writing, public speaking and educational work in this field. My hands-on Bluebird talks include more than 1000 people each year.

Organizations
Oklahoma Bluebird Society, North American Bluebird Society, National Audubon Society, Oklahoma Audubon Society, Oklahoma Fur Bearers Alliance

Publications
Bluebird Magazine, Oklahoma Today, Fur-Fish-Game, Birds & Blooms, Nature Society News,Back Woodsman Magazine, Tulsa World, Broken Arrow ledger, Teaching Tolerance magazine,Trappers World, OK Hole Story, Birders World

Education/Credentials
Degree in Mechanical Engineering, an MBA, Graduate of the Home Study Course in Bird Biology from the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, Oklahoma Master Naturalist. I am also a pofessional speaker and writer.

Awards and Honors
Chosen as a public speaker for the North American Bluebird Society, Bluebird trail accepted as part of the Transcontinental Bluebird Trail, Chosen as a panel speaker at the 2006 NABS Convention.

Past/Present Clients
Many

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