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Bluebirds and their survival

Author: Wayne H Davis; Philippe Roca
Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, 2008. ©2008
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A fascinating guide which tells you what you need to know to bring more bluebirds into your life In this detailed how-to book, bluebird expert Wayne H. Davis tells how to attract and care for this beautiful and gentle bird and offers solutions to the most common bluebird problems. Since bluebirds are almost entirely dependent on people for providing nesting sites, the book contains plans for erecting a structure  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Davis, Wayne H.
Bluebirds and their survival.
Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, ©2008
x, 154 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wayne H Davis; Philippe Roca
ISBN: 9780813159935 0813159938
OCLC Number: 903963316
Description: 1 online resource (168 pages) : illustrations, photographs
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures; Preface; Introduction; Cast of Characters; 1. Bluebird Habitat; 2. Boxes and Other Nest Structures; 3. Choosing Sites; Height above Ground; Distance between Boxes; Direction the Box Should Face; 4. When to Erect Boxes; 5. Through the Seasons; 6. Bluebirds at Your Feeder; 7. Pests and Guests; Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor); Violet-green Swallow (Tachycincta thalassina); Chickadee (Parus sp.); Tufted Titmouse (Parus bicolor); House Wren (Troglodytes aedon); Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus). Brown-headed Nuthatch (sitta pusilla)White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis); Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens); Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens); House Sparrow (Passer domesticus); European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris); Wood Mouse, White-footed Mouse, Deer Mouse (Peromyscus leucopus); Southern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys volans); Bats; Gray Tree Frog (Hyla versicolor); Ants; Wasps (Polistes sp.); Bumblebees (Bombus sp.); Blowflies (Apaulina sialia); Mites; 8. Foiling House Sparrows; 9. Predators; Snakes; Raccoons (Procyon lotor); House Cats. Black Bears (Ursus americanus)Squirrels and Chipmunks; Weasels; Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes); Hawks and Other Birds; 10. A Bluebird Trail; 11. Building Your Own; Tools; Materials; Choosing Designs; Building Boxes, Feeders, Traps, and Guards; 12. Photographing Birds; The Blind; Equipment; Setting Up Your Shots; Birds in Flight; 13. Troubleshooting; Appendix: Organizations and Suppliers; Literature Cited; Index.
Responsibility: Wayne H. Davis, Philippe Roca.

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In this detailed and lavishly illustrated how-to book, bluebird expert Wayne H. Davis tells how to attract and care for this beautiful and gentle bird and offers solutions to the most common bluebird  Read more...

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"Lavishly illustrated and written in an easy-to-read style. It will likely aid in the conservation of one of America's most beloved birds." -- <i>Manchester (KY) Enterprise</i></p>

 
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