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    How to care for Bluebirds

    ArticleBird AdviceThursday 15 November 2012
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    You need to make sure you maintain your bluebird house to help keep the birds safe. As they are small birds, they are vulnerable to many other birds and predators. To reduce the danger to bluebirds and ensure that the numbers of this bird’s population are kept up, you can go about certain routines to preserve the wildlife and the habitat you provide for them.

    1. Monitor your bluebird house to see if there are new birds and how many are occupying the house. Maybe it isn’t in a very good location so no birds are visiting. Therefore you could try moving it to another part of your garden.

    2. If there are new hatchlings, be sure to monitor them until they are able to fly the nest, however do not disturb them. Once a nest of bluebirds have flown away, remove their old nest so the house is ready to be newly occupied.

    3. When there are no birds in the house, you should check that the house is clean and dry and not suffering any weathered damage. If the nesting materials show signs of being wet or are in general bad conditions, remove it and replace with another nesting material, such as dried grass, shaping it into that of a nest. To thoroughly clean the house, every once and a while, use bleach and water to wipe it down and disinfect. Leave the house open to air dry and then close.

    4. If there are any other birds occupying the house, remove them as this will not attract bluebirds, due to territory and possibly unsafe conditions for them. 

     

    Photo by OakleyOriginals

     

     

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