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Bluebird house placement on pond

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New to bluebird housing. In Northern Wisconsin, ground is still frozen so I mounted the pole for the house about a foot out into the water. Any issues with this? Worried about fledging babies falling into water.



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Certainly not something I would do.  I would think if the ground is still frozen , it’s too early for them to nest.  Wait until the ground thaws.

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I doubt they'll nest there, although I'm sure something will.

One thing I do know about bluebird house placement is that they like the house to face an open area, such as a field or large yard.  I've successfully mounted them on trees facing open areas, and seen occupied houses mounted on mailbox posts facing onto vacant lots.

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