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Old Sunday 10th November 2019, 15:49   #1
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Entry hole protectors.

I was thinking about installing a bird house entry cover like the one shown in the photo to prevent and further damage to the entry hole on a couple bird houses I have. I am concerned however with whether adding such a protector will turn off a birds interest in using the bird house due to the metal entrance plate. Is this a valid concern or will the birds still use the nesting box without concern.
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Old Sunday 10th November 2019, 21:14   #2
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I have some like this and the birds (Blue Tits and Great Tits) use them fine.
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Old Monday 11th November 2019, 09:04   #3
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I was thinking about installing a bird house entry cover like the one shown in the photo to prevent and further damage to the entry hole on a couple bird houses I have. I am concerned however with whether adding such a protector will turn off a birds interest in using the bird house due to the metal entrance plate. Is this a valid concern or will the birds still use the nesting box without concern.
I used them in Russia to keep Woodpeckers out and it was fine, we raised Pied Flycatchers every year with no concern.
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