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Bluebirds/Bluebird Late Nesting


We live in Birmingham, AL and have bluebirds that are starting to build a nest on 9/28.  Is this too late and, if so, do we need to do anything??



It is rather unusual and very probably will not be successful when some cold weather comes along. However even birds get their love lives mixed up. Keep me posted as to what happens and I will pass it along to the Bluebird listserv ( Also if you will send your mailing address to me at I will send you my free Bluebird book. More than 3200 copies are out across the U.S., Canada and Bermuda. Bluebird Bob.


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