Bluebird and Small Cavity Nester Conservation
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Bird Guardian

Reports from people who have tried the Bird Guardian:

  • PK of MD reported that he took off the 2x4 face guard and installed the Bird Guardian. The female was waiting nearby with food in her mouth, and went immediately to the box as soon as we got far enough away. She was disoriented by the new entrance, and flew to another box in the grouping (this is the triple -- 22' triangle -- that has two active TREe Swallow nests and one active EAstern BLuebird nest) and waited. Over a period of 8 minutes the two bluebirds tried to solve the new entrance, and couldn't -- I then put the old face guard back, and after a total of 12 minutes one of the parents went back in.
  • CA of IL reported that a person had bluebirds until he put on the guardian to protect the box against raccoons. The bluebirds never tried to use the box after that.

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