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Old 04-11-2014, 08:38 AM   #11
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We use cup hooks to attach the wire. That way it can be removed to open the box
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I was shocked also linrose to discover a bluebird nest in one of my boxes today. I have not seen any bluebirds around and I am in that area all the time. I need to get that sparrow spooker made. I have the materials. They sell the tape on amazon.com
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Nice surprise EllenW! We now have 5 eggs in the bluebird nest and six in the chickadee nest. Momma bluebird watched me carefully as I went by the nest.
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That's great linrose
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ok Dap let me know if you get to Bombay Hook. Maybe I can join you and Jeff.
Will do if we get back down there some day.
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We use cup hooks to attach the wire. That way it can be removed to open the box
Thanks, Ellen. Great idea about the cup hooks. Picture makes it very clear.
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Old 05-31-2014, 07:33 AM   #17
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I put a sparrow spooker on my bluebird box with bluebird eggs in it. The Mom is not bothered by it at all. I had a gentleman call our Audubon phone. He didn't know why he found his bluebird babies on the ground dead. I told him about house sparrows and sparrow spookers. He is going to get a sparrow spooker. Great tip fishmich. Out of 15 boxes on our bluebird trail we only have 2 with bluebirds in them. The rest have tree swallows and one house wren. They moved the boxes last year and I think we lost some of our bluebirds. Hopefully our bluebird numbers will increase.
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I put a predator guard around the birdhouse hole. I put a sparrow spooker on top of the box. I drive by and see a snake looking out of the birdhouse. What? It got in through the small ventilation hole. It was 2 feet long but was able to fit through that tiny hole. How sad. How discouraging. I try so hard to help the bluebirds!
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How sad EllenW. We made predator guards that go around the pole out of chimney pipe and wire mesh. That keeps out the snakes and the critters like raccoons and cats too. The Sialis website shows you how to make one.

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thank you linrose
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