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Other Nestbox residents:
Winter Nest Refuge Photo
Peek in a nest box in late winter:
Late in winter, it is a good idea to clean out the nest boxes. Bluebird begin seeking nesting sites in February. You may discover unexpected guests like these mice.
There was a very strong smell of urine, too. The mice probably spent the winter sheltered in the box.
How could we keep the mice out of a nestbox during the winter?
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Other potential nest box inhabitants:
BirdSleuth: Investigating Evidence - free materials from Cornell University
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