• Bluebird fatality – what happened?


    I wrote earlier that I thought I had two female bluebirds sitting on one nest in my bluebird house. It turns out that it was a male and female. The female somehow killed the male bluebird inside the house. I have removed the dead male and the female is sitting back on the eggs. Have you ever seen anything like this? (I have a camera inside my house.)

    Naturalist's Response

    Do you have House Sparrows?

    They are notorious for killing bluebirds inside the nest box.

    I don’t believe a female bluebird would kill her mate.

    -Naturalist Denise Wolfe