The Blues – Nestbox 2.0

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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!

Nestbox 2.0
Nestbox 2.0

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