With fall weather here, now is a good time to take a look at birdhouses in your yard and give them a good cleaning. A used nest is a great thing, but an old bird nest is not. Old bird nests in a nest box can be covered in things like droppings, feather dust and pieces of decaying insects. Remove the old nests and give the birdhouses a good washing. Then fill them with a variety of dried grasses from the yard to make them attractive to new birds to come and call home.
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