[CT Birds] phoebe nest question

Kathy Van Der Aue kvda at optonline.net
Tue Mar 23 08:00:30 EDT 2010


A friend in New Hampshire had to have the whole house fumigated because of a 
phoebe nest built on a window ledge.  Somehow the mites got into the house. 
She even had to throw out some upholstered furniture.  It's a dilemma!

Kathy Van Der Aue, Southport, CT
kvda at optonline.net

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <jayne.amico at cox.net>
To: "'COA Discussion'" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>; "Julie Keefer" 
<julie.keefer at gmail.com>
Sent: Monday, March 22, 2010 8:49 PM
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] phoebe nest question


> Phoebes are notorious for having mite infested nests.
>
> My opinion  would be to take it down so they will build a new one.
> --
> Jayne
>
>
> Jayne Amico
> Southington, CT
> www.mvssanctuary.org
>
> ---- Julie Keefer <julie.keefer at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Since I just heard the FOY phoebe singing nearby this afternoon, it made 
>> me
>> think of the nest they built under our 2nd story deck last year.  Should 
>> I
>> clear that old nest away or will they potentially reuse it?  I know some
>> birds reuse nests and some don't.  This was my first up-close experience
>> with Phoebes nesting, so I have no idea.
>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> Julie Keefer
>>
>> Lyme
>>
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