Saving my baby bluebirds

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Bluebird Nest in our old Grill

Bluebird Nest in our old Grill

So last season we had an old black grill that we found out blue birds laid eggs in. They had hatched and it was the middle of summer.
It soon became apparent that the black grill was not an ideal place for these baby birds. Plus it was a very hot summer last year.

I tried to the best of my ability to save the baby birds. I would take them water in a dropper to keep them cool and tried watering down the grill itself. I was gone from home one day and when I returned the sweet little baby birds had died. I was devastated.

Being the organized people we are..NOT, the grill is still sitting on the back porch. It is a perfectly good grill we just have a new one so it is hard to just throw it out. Anyway, I digress, the other day I walked out on the porch to check on my tomatoes and noticed a blue bird couple sitting on the railing and my stomach dropped a little. Sure enough they have decided to give it another try in our grill.
I had left the old nest in the grill thinking that they like to build new nests so they would not come back to it anyways.

It is not nearly as hot this year but I just did some research and it takes 12-14 days for the birds to hatch and then 20 days before they leave the nest and go out on their own. So it will be early June before they head out.

I only hope I can help keep them alive this year and that it doesn’t get as hot as it did last summer.

Any suggestions on what I can do this time around to make sure my little guys survive?

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