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Robin Nestbox (1 Viewer)

Cockney Sparra

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Hi - first post!

Yesterday I put a brushwood Robin nester amongst some climbers on the back wall of our garden. We have a few Robin's that frequent our garden/feeders, and the location we've chosen seems for the most part ideal: quite well tucked away, n/e facing.

My question is, we have a feeder along the adjacent fence about 10f foot away that gets a lot of use, including by the Robins. Is this likely to impact on this nester being used?
 

PYRTLE

Old Berkshire Boy
Most likely yes, if you keep replenishing the feeder during the period that a pair of Robins may occupy the nest box. They will be disturbed by your visits and perhaps the frequency of visits by other species = stress.
Maybe another quieter, well hidden site for the nestbox would be preferable. Robin's should have established their territories by now, but will continue to defend against any other "intruders".
Good luck.
 

Cockney Sparra

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Most likely yes, if you keep replenishing the feeder during the period that a pair of Robins may occupy the nest box. They will be disturbed by your visits and perhaps the frequency of visits by other species = stress.
Maybe another quieter, well hidden site for the nestbox would be preferable. Robin's should have established their territories by now, but will continue to defend against any other "intruders".
Good luck.

Thanks Pyrtle. I will consider moving the feeder then, as given the size/apsect of the garden, this is probably the best site for the nest box
 

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