[CT Birds] Fw: Roost boxes

SOPHIE ZYLA sophiezyla at snet.net
Tue Feb 17 09:20:26 EST 2015


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Sophie Zyla
Beacon Falls



On Tuesday, February 17, 2015 9:11 AM, Robley Evans via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
 


What is a "sparrow spooker?  [signed]  Desperate  (Robley Evans, North
Stonington)

On Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 8:44 AM, Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <
ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:

> I have bluebird nest boxes that I've seen Downy Woodpeckers enter to spend
> the night.  We don't get Bluebirds in our yard so I put nest hole
> restrictors on the boxes in the spring so the smaller cavity nesters can
> use them without harassment by House Sparrows.  I remove them in the fall
> so the boxes can be use for winter roosting by larger birds.
>
>
> Kathy Van Der Aue
> Southport, Connecticut
> Visit my Blog at http://naturaliststable.wordpress.com
>
> On Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 8:30 AM, zellene via CTBirds <
> ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
>
> >
> > I have a roost box which is designed to be used in the summer as
> > well...mostly have house sparrows in there, summer and winter. In the
> > spring, the sparrows start nesting before the wrens. The wrens then start
> > pulling out all the nesting materials. The sparrows put more back
> > in....this goes on for some time. The sparrows won last year.  Today I
> saw
> > a starling trying to get in the box without success. I also have a large
> > owl box which is comfortably housing a squirrel or two.
> >
> >
> >
> > Zellene
> >
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