Cleaning Eastern Bluebird Nest Boxes

Although eastern bluebirds keep their nests tidy and relatively clean during most of the nesting cycle, things do get messy in the nest right before the baby bluebirds fledge.  Be sure to clean your nest boxes thoroughly immediately after all the bluebirds fledge.  Do not dump the used nests on the ground.  Some birds may attempt to reuse the nesting material.  Put used nests in the trash bin and wipe out the interior of the nesting chamber with a damp paper towel.

Used Eastern Bluebird Nest 07-08-2007

Eastern Bluebird nest right after the fledglings departed

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