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Tree Swallow and Eastern Bluebird Nest Box

Tree Swallow and Eastern Bluebird Nest Box

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TREE SWALLOWS
Tachycineta bicolor
 
This small bird particularly appreciates open habitats, both in the city and in the countryside, where it can easily capture insects in flight. It consumes a phenomenal quantity, often hunting in groups. The Tree Swallow migrates south before November and returns in March. It nests from May to July and lays 3 to 7 eggs, incubated by the female for 13 to 16 days. The chicks will make their first flight approximately 18 to 22 days after hatching.
 
HABITAT
City, countryside, forest, body of water and fields.
 
ECOLOGICAL SERVICES OF THE SPECIES
Insect eater.
 
FACILITY
Clear, clearly visible area, opening facing south-east to take advantage of the morning heat and avoid the prevailing winds. Preferably in the open areas of a wooded area or near a marsh.
Height from 1.2 to 7 meters.
 
FAVORITE PLANTS AND VEGETATIONS
It feeds on fruits when insects are rare
Saskatoon berry, strawberry, red elderberry, alder-leaved viburnum and other shrubs.

EASTERN BLUEBIRD
Sialia sialis
 
This small bird has become very rare with the loss of its nesting sites and the intense competition against the House Sparrow and the European Starling. However, installing nest boxes seems to be able to make a difference. The Eastern Bluebird nests in agricultural environments, open with small shrubs, pastures, fallow fields, golf courses and orchards. The Eastern Bluebird migrates south before November and returns between March and April. It nests from April to August and lays 4 to 5 eggs, incubated by the female for 13 to 15 days. The chicks will make their first flight approximately 17 to 18 days after hatching.

The Eastern Bluebird primarily consumes insects, but it enjoys berries and fruits and will be attracted to fruit trees and shrubs. Once a nesting site is chosen, it can return there year after year. The Tree Swallow often competes for nest boxes, so it is better to install two nest boxes in the same environment to avoid clashes.

HABITAT
Countryside, lake and fields.
 
ECOLOGICAL SERVICES OF THE SPECIES
Insect eater.
Scatter the seeds.
 
FACILITY
South-east orientation.
On the edge of an open environment.
On pole.
Height of 1 meter.
It is advisable to install the nest boxes towards the end of winter (end of February - beginning of March)

FAVORITE PLANTS AND VEGETATIONS
Saskatoon berry, honeysuckle, cottoneaster or dogwood with alternate leaves

PRECAUTIONS
_ Carry out maintenance every fall to avoid pests and diseases
_ Do not drive screws or drive nails directly into trees.
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