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New nest box, new bird

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Old Monday 9th April 2018, 08:23   #1
Julian61
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New nest box, new bird

I received a silver birch nest box as a present last year. We have a patch of oak woodland as part of our land so I put the box up on one of the trees along with several existing standard boxes. Over the years we've only ever had blue tits nest. With this new style box a new species has come along - a pair of tree sparrows, uncommon birds for our immediate area so a real delight. Is there any correlation between nest box type (same sized hole) and species?
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Old Monday 9th April 2018, 09:37   #2
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Hi julian, yes that sounds quite Interesting I,d like to think there was a correlation between the nestbox type and Species thou to get any real feedback on that a scientific survey would be the way forward, personally myself I,ve never seen tree sparrows nesting in silver birch, but along with starlings I have in ash trees and sometimes without any cover (As in foliage) Just keep putting the silver birch nest box,s up where you can and good luck.
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