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Glenda Simmons

Tallahassee, FL, United States

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A family of Raccoons would have loved to have had an early breakfast, feasting on the three 2 week old bluebirds in the nest box, attached to the top of the baffled pole. The raccoon is pictured standing on his hind legs, reaching up, to the bottom of the stove pipe predator guard, which WORKS! I was fortunate to witness these three bluebirds, successfully, fledge the following day, but that would not have happened if I had not secured this nest box, properly, on a free standing pole, with one of the best (if not the best) predator guards to protect them from snakes, coons and cats.

PLEASE everyone Safety 101…Seat belts save lives for humans. Predator guards save lives for birds!!

The plans to make this easy and inexpensive stove pipe baffle is on the Nestwatch website, but I will make it easy for you to get to, right now.
http://nestwatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/guardsto.pdf

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Eye Witness

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Bluebird Safety 101

Recent Comments (2)

  • Paula says:

    Glenda, thank you for the message. We are responsible for the safety of the birds who take up residence in the boxes we provide.

  • Cheri says:

    Thank you Glenda, for being a responsible bird “landlord”.
    And for showing how something so simple helps to save bird lives.
    Great job.

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