Gardening Texoma: Blue birds & birdhouses

Blue Birds

It’s time to get ready for the arrival of our beautiful visitors, blue birds.

• Blue birds are members of the Thrush family, related to the American Robin

• Benefits: Blue birds eat large quantities of insects, such as worms and grasshoppers, considered damaging to our crops and gardens

• Blue birds prefer large open areas, such as pastures and meadows

• They love to perch on fence lines or small trees and swoop down on their prey (insects). Seed feeders are not appetizing to blue birds

Setting Up Your Blue Bird House

1. 1 3/8 galvanized steel, about 5’ to 7’ long can be used for ones post

2. Easy access house designed for easier baby bluebirds to exit is recommended

3. Sloped front makes it harder for predators to get in

4. Simple metal ventilated/ modified baffle allows for more protection against smoke

5. Tangle foot smeared on pole under baffle protects against fire

Note: Be sure that tangle foot (petroleum based lubricant) is under baffle because others would be harmful

6. Face bird house towards south east if moon shade is available

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