Every spring before it gets too warm, we open up each of our bird houses and clean them out of the previous year’s nesting material. We remove the material but we spread it in the woods so other animals can repurpose it.
However, we also have 5 duck houses around our pond. Duck houses are typically inhabited but mergansers or wood ducks. These ducks are cavity nesters and rely on us to fill the boxes with shavings we get from a local pet store. We have 5 nest boxes and all of them will see use this year.
Now that the boxes are ready, they should arrive in a couple weeks once the water is exposed again.
(a couple of our 5 duck houses)
(the holes are quite large)
(full of shavings, ready for them to make it their own)