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

  • From: "Michael Shapiro" <sc.tanager@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <va-richmond-general@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2005 21:06:28 -0400

Anyone have any in use closer than 50 yards?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bob Cole" <plmhp@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Monday, June 06, 2005 8:52 PM
Subject: [va-richmond-general] Re: bluebird nest boxes - question


> 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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