[CT Birds] Fw: Roost boxes

Kathy Van Der Aue kathyvda at gmail.com
Tue Feb 17 08:44:25 EST 2015

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
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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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