? about nest boxes

Blake Iverson coopershwk at hotmail.com
Fri Mar 22 15:29:44 PST 2002

I think you should turn those "all purpose" nest boxes into boxes for the
violet-green swallows. If you go to the PMCA website (purple martin
conservation association) and look up traps, they have very nice looking but
effective traps for S&S. I think you should consider purchasing one. Let me
know if you have anymore questions.

Blake Iverson
Arlington, WA
coopershwk at hotmail.com

>From: Jpsdiver at aol.com

>Reply-To: Jpsdiver at aol.com

>To: tweeters at u.washington.edu

>Subject: ? about nest boxes

>Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2002 12:27:56 EST


>After reading several comments about starlings and h.sparrows I'm growing

>concerned about my nest boxes. This is my 3rd year of serious birding and I

>have five nest boxes in my yard. One for n.flicker, which flickers and

>starlings are showing a lot of interest in. One for Green Swallows. Three,

>are an "all purpose" box with about a 2 inch opening. The sparrows and

>chickadees are showing interest, especially the sparrows. At any given time


>have about 3 to 5 Starlings in my yard and maybe the same amount of


>I also have an abundant amount of other species of birds.

> My question, finally, what should I do about the three "all purpose "

>boxes? I was thinking of decreasing the opening so the sparrows could not

>enter. Since I've been birding I have had no increase in sparrow activity


>have seen no aggressive behavior, not yet. Comments much appreciated!


>Jeff Smith

>jpsdiver at aol.com


Blake Iverson

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