Bluebird and Small Cavity Nester Conservation
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Red Squirrel in Action

QUICK TIPS: See tips on deterring squirrels from using nestboxes.

Red Squirrels will use a nestbox, especially if the hole is enlarged and it is mounted on a tree or fence. Here's one thing that can happen when you don't put up a squirrel/raccoon baffle, or a hole guard. Metal hole guards are available from various suppliers , or you can make your own. Note that one source says thick wooden hole guards may deter Tree Swallows. See more info about Red Squirrel Biology.

Red Squirrel Red Squirrel nest Chewed hole

A squirrel is just a rat with a better outfit.
- Sex and the City

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