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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:29 PM

15. Bluebirds don't eat seed

The way to get a bluebird pair is to put up a bluebird house. It's a good idea because bluebirds can really only exist because people put up houses for them. They don't have enough tree cavities to nest. If you put one up, make sure it's designed specifically for bluebirds and has thick 3/4" walls. You'll also want to put it as far away from your feeder as you can. I built my own, but you can buy them. They are really great to watch. They will spend all day building their nest inside the box. If you have a birdbath, they will take their fledglings out for a bath in the short window you have before they leave. Last year I got two sets of pairs (or the same pair that came back) to nest. Right now is prime time nesting season for them in North Texas.

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