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March 2001, Issue A

 
The BestNest.com Newsletter offers fascinating content on backyard birding and wildlife conservation as well as information about upcoming specials, additional online content, and new product offerings.

IN THIS ISSUE:
Receive $10 off any order over $50 now thru March 11, 2001! Use coupon code 'NL0311' at checkout to receive your discount. Visit BestNest.com today at http://www.bestnest.com!

We have added many new products this month, the products below are just a few!

Double Sided ABSOLUTE II - w/Pole and Hanger
Reg.$80.00
Sale$74.00
Usually Ships in 24 hrs
Caged Sunflower Seed Feeder
Reg.$59.00
Sale$54.00
Usually Ships in 24 hrs
 
E-Z Feed Dispenser (25 lbs capacity)
Reg.$90.00
Sale$84.00
Usually Ships in 24 hrs
Utili-Pole (Deck/Rail Mount)
Reg.$49.00
Sale$46.00
Usually Ships in 24 hrs

With the arrival of spring just around the corner, you may have noticed pairs of bluebirds inspecting your property for a place to stake their claim. As secondary cavity dwellers, most bluebirds rely on man-made nesting boxes to brood. Before mounting your box on any old tree or fence post, take time to consider what is safest and most appealing to your bluebirds.

When siting your nest box, there are five important points to remember.
  1. Mount your box on a metal pole. A metal pole allows for easy installation of a predator guard or baffle. It allows you to place the box in an area that is safe for the birds.
  2. The box should be mounted 3-5 above the ground. This is high enough that most predators cannot jump to the box to harm the nest. This height also allows for convenient nest monitoring and cleaning.
  3. Install a predator guard. Raccoons and snakes have no problem sneaking up a pole to get the goodies inside the box. Mounting the guard just below the nest box will deter most predators.
  4. Site the box at least 100 feet away from any trees or brush. Bluebirds enjoy wide-open spaces. These open areas are also free of any threat of an attack that may come from predators living in the brush.
  5. Provide perches. A simple limb stuck in the ground will allow the birds to perch to survey the nesting site


References:
  • Enjoying Bluebirds More, A Special Publiction from Bird Watcher's Digest

CONGRATULATIONS to Patricia Falsone! You are the winner in our February 2001 monthly drawing and won a new Droll Yankees Thistle Feeder - 23", 8 ports! To claim your prize, please send an email to customerservice@bestnest.com and include your address information and telephone number. We will follow-up with a phone call to verify your address information and identity. Congratulations!

Next month, our winner will receive a new:
 
Bluebird House
$14.99

As a subscriber to the BestNest.com Newsletter, you will be automatically entered into our drawing for free BestNest.com merchandise. Every month, we will announce a new monthly winner in our newsletter. The winner will be announced by First and Last name and must claim the prize within 30 days of notification. For more information about our giveaway, please visit http://www.bestnest.com/bestnest/bnmail.asp.

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