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Old Monday 29th June 2020, 03:46   #1
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Question Bluebird nesting expert needed

Hillyho! ... wellsir ... I bought three bluebird houses from Lowes. I put a pvc 2" connector over the hole to keep out the larger birds and I heard the bluebirds like that tunnel effect. I put them out almost 2 weeks ago.

I have them pointed east on a metal pole. The house is about 6ft on the pole. I have a baffle on the pole. In one of the houses a bird started constructing a nest, but I have seen no sign of further nest building a couple of days later.

What would cause the bird to stop building.
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They do not tolerate it if you are close to the nest box so try to tamper your curiosity and don't go near the nest boxes once you see them starting to be used .
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Old Tuesday 30th June 2020, 15:01   #3
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Talking Still working

They are still building ... I am seeing twigs on the ground next to the house. The ones on the ground looked too long for the house so I broke them up and put them in there. I hope that was ok. I saw more long twigs near the house later that day. I have two other houses in the yard 30 yards apart is that far enough? Thanks for posting by the way.
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Old Wednesday 1st July 2020, 13:47   #4
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Exclamation Not a bluebird nesting

Wellsir ... it's not a bluebird nesting in one of the house. I'm not sure, but I think it's a wren ... I've never seen them at my feeders, so I am not sure. It's smaller than a bluebird ... about the size of a chickadee? Brown colored feathers.

Do I still have a chance for bluebirds in the other houses? I really don't care if another bird uses them as long as they are being used.
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