The Good Nestbox | BirdNote

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Many native cavity-nesters – together with this Black-capped Chickadee – will nest in a man-made birdhouse, or nestbox. Search for a nestbox that is plain wooden. If the birdhouse comes with a perch, take away it. It simply makes it simpler for a predator chicken to land and go after the eggs or younger. This is the essential half: the doorway gap needs to be 1-1/8 inches. No extra, no much less, precisely 1-1/8 inches. That dimension will let native birds in, and maintain non-natives out. Now cling the nestbox out of the best way of predators. You should purchase a nestbox – or construct your individual!

BirdNote®The Good Nestbox

Tailored from scripts by Frances Wooden

That is BirdNote!
[Songs of House Wren, Black-capped Chickadee and Red-breasted Nuthatch]
We’re listening to native birds: a Home Wren [House Wren song], a Black-capped Chickadee [Black-capped Chickadee song], and Purple-breasted Nuthatch [Red-breasted Nuthatch call]. Certainly one of these birds would possibly make its dwelling in your yard, in the event you put up the proper of birdhouse. They’re all “cavity-nesters,” birds that want a cavity in a tree—or a birdhouse that serves the identical function—for nesting.
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Search for a nestbox that’s plain wooden, none of that fancy stuff. Birds desire their nest websites to be inconspicuous. If the birdhouse comes with a cute little dowel perch, take away it. The nesting birds don’t want the perch. And it simply makes it simpler for a predator chicken to land and go after the eggs or younger. Right here’s the essential half: seize a ruler and measure the doorway gap. It needs to be 1-1/8 inches. No extra, no much less, precisely one and one-eighth inches. If the doorway gap is simply too massive, use an adapter to cut back the dimensions. That dimension will let native birds in, and maintain non-natives out. Now cling the field the place it’s out of attain of any predator.
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We’ll assist you discover nestboxes good for the birds you’d like to draw. Or plans for you do-it-yourselfers. Come to our web site, BirdNote.org. Come quickly, it’s time to place them up. I’m Michael Stein.
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Calls and songs of the birds supplied by The Macaulay Library of Pure Sounds on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York. Black-capped Chickadee tune, Home Wren and Purple-breasted Nuthatch name recorded by G.A. Keller.
BirdNote’s theme music was composed and performed by Nancy Rumbel and John Kessler.
Producer: John Kessler
Govt Producer: Chris Peterson
© 2014 Tune In to Nature.org     Could 2014/2020/2022    Narrator: Michael Stein

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