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Plant it... I mean Builld it and they will come

Posted by Leekle2ManE Lady Lake, FL 9a (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 30, 14 at 8:45

Two weeks after putting up my nest box...




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RE: Plant it... I mean Builld it and they will come

O, that's terrific!!! I have two empty commercial ones I put up over five years ago. I am soooo green....


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Aww he's so cute. Looks like he was just waiting for you to put it up lol.
~SJN

This post was edited by sultry_jasmine_night on Thu, May 1, 14 at 11:08


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oh how cute...mama must be busy!


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Leekle - so cute! Nice little nest-full. Congratulations on getting birds during your first season. Good job!

Carol in Jacksonville


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hi
I put up a Martin house not so much to get birds but more of a "sculpture" So far I've got a swarm of honeybees
got rid of them ,got a colony of paper wasps latest use is a lookout point for a hawk lol for some odd reason no birds have moved in lol he does maintain order at the feeder !!
You seem to be having MUCH better luck lol gary


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I've had a screech owl box up for 3 years. Squirrels... all I've had are squirrels.

Congrats on getting the birds you wanted so quickly!

Kate


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Sad news today. Saturday night my family and I got home and as we were ascending the steps, I heard a familiar 'click click click' that was recently directed at me while I was taking the last set of pics and Tomas caught me. So after unlocking the door, I went out to see what had Tomas and Abigail in a tissy. I was unable to find anything around the box. I wanted to check IN the box, but with the parents already agitated, I decided not to.

My back was acting up the next day, so I did not get out much, but the times I did, I did not see Tomas or Abigail visiting the box. So this morning when I took the dogs out, I watched the box and still didn't see mom and dad visiting. After putting the dogs up, I went back out and opened the box. Nothing. No feathers or anything. I checked the ground around the box and still did not find anything. The complete lack of any 'remains' or signs of a struggle have me thinking a snake may have managed to get in, but it also may have been one of the rats I have been battling, though I can find no claw marks or tufts of hair on the box. A baffle was already on my list to add to the mount pole, but as this thread originally stated, I had not expected it to become occupied so quickly and did not have it in place, nor did I want to install it while the pair was active for fear of scaring them off.

Next time they will be more protected.


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