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    Julie
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    Jamie, the nest guard I used looks like this one, but lacks that perch at the bottom:

    I do not understand why this would have a perch. I’d never buy this one now. There is a blue version of this, shown online, with photos of bluebirds using it and sitting on the perch. But of course, HOSP would also sit on the perch, so that’s not a great idea. I’m sure the blues will accept it, esp if they have eggs in the box. I did a lot of reading about hole restrictors this spring, and the common theme was that the female (of many species) readily accepts, while the male is more skeptical. So if your husband saw the male going in, that’s a good sign.

    Btw I did not paste a photo there. I pasted a link. Good ol’ Amazon is promoting with photos!

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    Jamie
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    Ok,yes! I saw those when I was researching and coming up with a game plan. After reading reviews, and considering costs (x14 boxes), I went with the wood guards. Fingers crossed they keep the raiding Jays out, if not I will move onto something else. Thanks for taking the time to show me which ones you use, I appreciate it.

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    Julie
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    Jamie, I bought mine maybe 10 yrs ago. When I ordered them, I learned they had been promoted on one of those morning shows (said that on the page). When I was going to buy one recently, I could only find the ones with the perch, which I think I could cut off with a hacksaw or some such thing. Fingers crossed yours works! These did work for me with that robbing blue jay. We had wrens aplenty!

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    dogsandbirds
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    Blue jays, crows, woodpeckers will all rob nests. Never heard of a jay taking young birds trying to fledge. That’s really bizarre.

    Gin
    Atlanta, GA

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