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      Had another 5 EABL hatch yesterday.

      HOWR are all over and have chosen another box close to my EABL box.

      I’ve had good luck so far letting the wrens be for fear of angering them by removing their nest or leaving the box open and then having them raid my blues box.

      Other then a wren guard, any suggestions? I think I may have a wren infestation very soon and will have to forego access to all the boxes soon.

      Carol – Mid-Mo.

        Scott, all situations are different, but I find that If I remove their sticks, they just keep on building. Just today I took out two dummy nests (all sticks) and had done so previously, along with a HOSP or two’s nest. My blues are out teaching their newly fledged babies right now, but I suspect they will try another nest soon, and I sure want them to have access to at least one box. But I, too, usually leave them alone as long as possible when I have eggs/babies. Right now all boxes are empty, so I remove sticks.


          Instead of totally emptying the box, you can try removing some of the sticks and letting the others remain. I don’t think they ever figure out why the thing never stays full.

          Atlanta, GA

          Carol – Mid-Mo.

            Yeah, I also do like Gin says & remove some of the sticks & let some remain – kind of depends on when I find them.

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