Sunday, May 7, 2006

Bluebird Nest Boxes

Question: My bluebirds just fledged from my nest box. Should I clean it out or will they use the old nest for the next brood since bluebirds usually have two broods a year?

Answer: Clean out the old nest when you know that all the birds have fledged. Any birds reusing the box will build a new nest, even if they have to build on top of the old one.

In the Fall take out the old nesting materials and put some clean dried grasses in for insulated winter protection while birds use it for roosting.

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