[va-richmond-general] Re: bluebird nest boxes - question

  • From: "Bob Cole" <plmhp@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <va-richmond-general@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2005 20:52:25 -0400

We have 4 up in our field with some as close as 50 yards and others as far
away as about 80 and except for this year we've had as many as 3 boxes
produce baby bluebirds - they're also all in plain site of each other.

Bob Cole,
Ashland
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Shapiro" <sc.tanager@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <va-richmond-general@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, June 06, 2005 8:52 PM
Subject: [va-richmond-general] Re: bluebird nest boxes - question


> I had always heard that bluebirds were very territorial and needed a
certain
> amount of space between them and their neighboring Bluebirds, otherwise
they
> won't nest.
>
> Michael
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: <botnizn@xxxxxxx>
> To: <va-richmond-general@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, June 06, 2005 8:26 PM
> Subject: [va-richmond-general] Re: bluebird nest boxes - question
>
>
> > i'm not sure about the distance but the idea is that if the bluebird is
> "out-competed" for one box, then he can still occupy the neighboring box.
> Intra-specific competition (between bluebirds) is intense whereas
> inter-specific competition (between different species) is such that
swallows
> could occupy a nest box very close to a bluebird box.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Michael Shapiro <sc.tanager@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: Richmond listserv <va-richmond-general@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Mon, 6 Jun 2005 20:22:27 -0400
> > Subject: [va-richmond-general] bluebird nest boxes - question
> >
> > If one is going to put up two Bluebird nestboxes, how far apart should
> they be
> > so the birds won't fight and decide that neither nest box is useable?
Does
> the
> > concept of "out of sight, out of mind" work (i.e., hang them up on trees
> on two
> > different sides of a building)? Thanks!
> > Michael
> > Short Pump
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