WE have about 16 nest boxes on poles around our field. Initially they were
for bluebirds, and then the tree swallows arrived.  Our strategy: the nest
boxes are erected in pairs: one for the bluebirds, one for the tree
swallows.  House sparrows may move into one box in a pair, but not both.
(They don't like house sparrows for neighbors either.) Same for tree
swallows.  By the time the bluebirds come around, there are still empty
boxes to choose from.  Last year, at least 3 boxes contained bluebird
families.  Fair enough.  Try it, it may provide housing for everyone.


Bill and Shirley McAneny, TBurg


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