Advice Needed On Protection from Bluejays

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  • #5591
    Lisa
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    I’m thinking if I mount it so that the snakes climb right into the Krueger I will be OK….

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    verachuckdave
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    Yes, it is scary. I spent a good deal of time this a.m. looking at raccoon baffles online. Unfortunately, when reading reviews, even the cylindrical type have failed for some users. However, they still seem more successful overall than the cone one that I have. I am expecting hatchlings this weekend. I hate to lift the bluebird house off of the pole to install the raccoon baffle, but that is the only way to get it on.

    Susan
    Pennsylvania

    #5593
    dogsandbirds
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    Their pole and their baffle should work well. I level is useful in getting it to hang straight.

    No way can a squirrel size cone or cylinder baffle stop a raccoon. The arms are too long.

    Gin
    Atlanta, GA

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    dogsandbirds
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    Susan, no predator guard is 100% guaranteed. We just have to pick the best ones for the predators we are dealing with. Get somebody to hold the box level while it’s off the pole. It’s pretty simple.

    Gin
    Atlanta, GA

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    Lisa
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    I moved my house with complete nest all the way across the yard yesterday, then decided it wasn’t ideal. They got right back in like nothing happened.

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    verachuckdave
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    I’m glad to hear that. I’m sure the bluebirds will be watching me carefully. I can’t even get close to that house without spotting at least one of the birds keeping an eye on me.

    Susan
    Pennsylvania

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    Lisa
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    They didn’t even have an egg but were super tolerant. Once they are invested they will put up with even more!

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