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Lexi & Carolyn, these are really beautiful pictures – keep them coming. Carolyn, I notice you have a Gilwood nestbox. We (DH & I) have built two and have found a great modification to this box. Last year was the 1st year I used one, and loved it, except could not get good pictures from the front. I was used to top opener boxes, so we decided to take off the screws on top of the box, attach a strap hinge to the back & back underside of lid, which then made the top hinge up, and then put some hasps on each side of box to keep the lid down securely. Works great! We put up this new box about a month ago and an very anxious to see if the blues like it. I did have a successful fledging from the 1st Gilwood last year, and also one nest of TRES, which for some reason did not survive to fledging (found lots of mites on them). Come on Spring!!!
P.S. Very interesting how your blue took out the pine shavings – they do have a mind of their own, don’t they?
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