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Bluebird Nest with Eggs, Female Bluebird has died

2 years ago

We have a bluebird box in our yard that currently has 4 eggs, laid this week. Sadly, we found the female bluebird injured yesterday evening and despite our best efforts she didn't make it through the night :(

The male bluebird has been in and out of the box all morning and hanging around the yard. We're not sure what to do with the eggs and nest at this point. Should we leave it in there? Will the male bluebird continue to care for the eggs/babies by himself when/if they hatch? Or is it best to remove the eggs and nest from the box in hopes he will find another mate?

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