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New home, new nestbox
We changed residences since last year, and we left the old nestbox behind on the off-chance that one of the birds from last year will move back in. Therefore our new home needed a home for bluebirds. We had seen them around the yard since we moved, so we knew there was a good chance someone would move in.
In my spare time a few weeks ago, I decided it was time to build the new Nestbox 2.0. Perhaps it is my experience building the previous nestbox, but I found construction this time around remarkably easy. It only took about 2 hours to cut, fasten, and mount it on our big oak tree in the backyard.
Nestbox 2.0 was constructed with a single 1×6 cedar board. The board was 5/8” thick and intended to be used for fencing, but it was $3.50 at Lowe’s. Lumber prices are setting records right now, so cheap materials are hard to come by. Add a few dozen nails and some wood glue, and the final cost of the nestbox was about $4. Not bad!