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    Protecting your birdboxes from predators.

    Following the destruction or our bird box and the blue tit chicks within by a woodpecker, one of the Lancashire Schools' Web Team found this very helpful article. I hope it helps others. We are going to repair ours shortly and hopefully we'll get a second clutch later on in the summer.

    http://www.conservationevidence.com/...ts/PDF1043.pdf

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    Woodpecker (and squirrel) hole enlargements can also be reduced by applying an aluminium plateto the front of the bird box... with a hole cut into it in the appropriate place

    Contact your local senior school tech dept for help!

    or buy one of these: Bird Nest Box Plate

    or here: CJ WildBird Foods - Nest Box Plates


    these are good too: CJ WildBird Foods - Nest Box Guardian... although we put the aluminium on first as our squirrels demolish plastic if they're in the mood.

    I hate squirrels... chewed their way into our roof and did a lot of damage

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    I found these to be the best solution

    http://www.cherrys.com/pedpics/S293b.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    I found these to be the best solution

    http://www.cherrys.com/pedpics/S293b.jpg
    That's the solution my brother-in-law uses in remotest Derbyshire - I think 'quite near the town centre' Kent may not approve!

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