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    Do red-tail hawks periodically return to nest after maturing to point at which they can fly?

    Greetings, You can see the question in the subject line, but below is the whole story: My wife and I live in southern California, USA, in a rural area with lots of red-tail hawks. We live way up high on our property and can look down into a hawk's nest (telescope trained on it) at the top of...
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    Any point to putting out bluebird feeder if already have tons of bluebirds?

    Okay, I will figure out what they like to eat and put out a feeder for them. They will love me! Otherchuck
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    Any point to putting out bluebird feeder if already have tons of bluebirds?

    Greetings all! I live in a rural area north of Santa Barbara, California, USA. We are blessed with a ton of western bluebirds, fortunately. Twenty-five yrs ago, as a house warming gift, my brother gave me a decorative birdhouse he made that was probably the wrong dimensions for bluebirds, but...
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    Should barn owl box be in shaded area (as opposed to full sun)?

    Greetings all! I have a barn owl box I am rehabilitating and am planning to put up on our rural property in Southern California, USA. There are a variety of dead pine tree trunks that would be relatively easy for me to attach the house to (well, not too easy...the box is heavy!), but most of...
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    finch eye disease; how long should I leave feeders down?

    Greetings, I noticed a finch on one of my finch nyjer feeders that had one eye crusted closed in what looks exactly like finch eye disease conjunctivitis. I took down both of my feeders, tossed the remaining nyjer seed, and thoroughly sanitized them by soaking them in a weak bleach solution...
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    Will great horned owls predate barn owls? Less likely if box is in barn?

    Greetings, I live in Southern California, USA, in an area where we have lots of great horned owls, and what I think is a pretty good amount of barn owls (rural area, lots of ranches and barns, infinity field mice). I inherited a nice barn owl box I was thinking of putting up on a pole on my...
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    Are the dimensions of my barn owl box appropriate?

    Greetings all, I live in southern California, USA, a little bit north of Santa Barbara, in a rural, lightly populated oak woodland. We have variety of owls that live in the area,certainly great horned and barn owls, and I presume screech owls as well (someone is sure screeching!). Infinity...