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#1 posted 10-07-2012 04:54 PM

bluebirds…they are a little “shy” and prefer open spaces to get their food (they are amazing to watch and eat bugs!). I do have one on a post outside my shop (about 30 ft from the door and 15 ft from the building itself but it overlooks an open field. 2 hatches this year and looked like we were going to get a 3rd but mother nature is what it is.

wrens are doable as are chickadees…I’ve never known most other desirable birds (cardinals, orioles, buntings, grosbeaks) to nest in a box. whatever you do, size the hole to prevent sparrows and/or cowbirds or plan on buying a BB gun and a ton of BBs (check local laws) and don’t worry about the Audobon Society with those species…

don’t forget you can also build feeders instead of houses.

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