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Re: Nest Boxes

Postby greenfinch2 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:19 am

Home bargains have nest boxes for 99 pence mainly robin ones so i got some . :wave2:
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Re: Nest Boxes

Postby Jacksparrow » Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:20 pm

greenfinch2 wrote:Home bargains have nest boxes for 99 pence mainly robin ones so i got some . :wave2:

There's no faulting your optimism greenfinch :)
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Re: Nest Boxes

Postby Placido » Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:41 pm

Are you undercutting their prices, Greenfinch :rolleyes: ??
I like your style .......
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Re: Nest Boxes

Postby Mike_k » Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:57 am

I was thinking about the best time to put up our next boxes and saw that from my postings that I did it around this time last year. Is this too early and I should put them up now or wait a little while ? I was quite disappointed last year as we didn't get any occupants. I took down the boxes in October and they are all clean and tidy for this year.
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Re: Nest Boxes

Postby Placido » Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:18 pm

Should be up by now, Mike - honestly, tomorrow may be too late :nod:.
One of mine has already been taken by very possessive bluetits who just luuuurve their new apartment and guard it watchfully.

I think this is a very early season - dunnocks, blueys, chaffinches all exhibiting 'springtime' behaviour and the cuckoos are a month early in their journey north.
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Re: Nest Boxes

Postby nuthatch » Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:09 pm

You could put them back straight after cleaning. Sometimes you get a bird roosting in one all winter and may go on to nest in it :bird2:
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Re: Nest Boxes

Postby greenfinch2 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:52 pm

I have just got up my new one I got at Christmas it has a camera in it ,there has been little interest in any boxes so far my son is away with my Homebase ones.I live in hope. :wave2:
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Re: Nest Boxes

Postby Mike_k » Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:51 pm

Thanks for the replies. I'll get them up tomorrow. Hopefully we'll be more lucky this year.
I watched a chaffinch chasing around a female quite determinedly the other day !
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Re: Nest Boxes

Postby Mike_k » Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:39 pm

Boxes are now up. Haven't had anything looking yet but it's been raining most of the day and not many small birds about.
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Re: Nest Boxes

Postby Placido » Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:07 pm

Wow, that was quick work :clap:.
I hope your industry reaps a swift reward, Mike, but the vagaries of our feathered friends and all that ....... :shrug:
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