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Bluebirds are Everywhere - It's Time to Clean, Set-up Houses

 
Bluebirds are everywhere ! and its time to clean out your houses and get ready for another season of birding. Now is the time male bluebirds scout for new homes, woodpeckers old holes or go back to last year abode. Upon arrival to a new home they will inspect the top, bottom, inside and out. A song may even be in order, as if its an audition for the girls. Typically timing is mid-February and they are on-time here in zone 7. I am seeing them along streets, parks and thankfully, on top of my houses installed last year.
SO, this is an ALERT to all, if interested, set up your homes now.
 
Make sure your decisions are based on what it will do to the environment in all ways, from human life to the smallest life form,happy reading!
 
 
 
 
Be sure the holes are exact for Bluebirds. Sparrows and Swallows will take them over if they can. Some study shows that maybe installing sparrow houses nearby will deter them from going to the Bluebird house.
 
 
If you are inspecting your houses for an egg, and you have one. Install a sparrow spooker on top of the house. Unfortunately, the sparrows will kill the Bluebird babies
So, the spooker is an excellent addition!
 
Now that you are in the game of birding, clean out the rest of your bird houses too. Birds are your pesticide treatments. If you can get a good balance of birds, pest control is minimum.
 
Would you like a consultation to go over your yard? Keep your contractor, let me teach them how to do right by your interests, and how you can save on maintenance fees and spend more on gardening! Let me teach them how to prune! Before its too late.
 

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