Bluebird Box Monitoring
Box 2 - checked the box earlier than usual, simply because it's past due date average, and I had not seen any activity the past 24 hours. Mommy Bluebird exited, as soon as I called to her. I lifted the nest and noticed a few ants, one carrying larvae causing a nest pull and box treatment.
Day 21 or 22, four eggs remain and one looks to possibly be hatching, while the bottom right one appears to have issues.
Wiped the box floor down with Neem Oil solution and poured some around the base of the pole, then coated a one inch layer of axle grease along the pole base. Gently secured the eggs and then shook the nest out, placing it back into the box. Both parents watched. She flew out of the box three times for such, back atop her eggs in less than five minutes each time, but I was at the box less than 60 seconds each time.