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Wooden nesting boxes for nesting birds...


Aitchbee

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...I bought 4 of them today from Lidl...the ones with a little hole at the front, just bigger than a 2p piece.

Can I fix all of them to a big tree (twin-trunked), which is ideally situated at the back of my flat?

I have read the instructions, but was just wondering if the birds would mind their potential homes (nests) being close to each other.

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Aitchbee

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Thanks muddypaws - I finally fixed three of the nest boxes on three seperate trees, I think they are all suitable for very small birds.

As regards the blackbird singing...I am planning to record the joyous sounds that visitor makes, with a minidisc recorder, possibly left overnight, in a dry spot.

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Noldi

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one thing I will add is if the box has a removable or hinged lid, screw it down so wind does not blows it off or cats get in at the young.

Noldi

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Aitchbee

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thanks Noldi, the nest boxes are secured to the trees about 4m from the ground,solid, and I will remove, clean and replace them next winter.

If only I had an AUPAIR to look after my eggs. (scrambled on burnt toast...would be very acceptible) 'n' an nice mug of Colombian coffee.(Black)

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Macscouse

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AitchBEE - The RSPB website allows you to identify, and listen to the song of each bird.

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Aitchbee

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Macscouse - I want to do my own bootleg version.

"Blackbird singing in the dead of night....."

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