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Thanks Rose, for that reference.  I discovered when trying sialis.com  
that the address is not dot com, but dot org :  http://www.sialis.org/ 
hosp.htm
June Newman
Carroll County

On Mar 25, 2009, at 10:26 AM, Rose Calton wrote:

> The Sialis.com website has a diagram showing how to apply the  
> monofiliment line to a Bluebird nest box.  If the House Sparrows  
> have not claimed the box it seems to be an effective way of  
> detering them, although nothing is 100% with the HOSP!  I used it  
> on one of mine and the blues had no problems nesting and are now  
> incubating 5 eggs.  As soon as the first egg was laid I attached a  
> Sparrow Spooker. I used the monofiliment on another nestbox but it  
> was not effective as I believe the Hosp had already claimed it.   
> Raising blues is full of drama, but the rewards are great!
>
> Rose Calton
> Conway, LaClede County
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Margy Terpstra
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 10:14 AM
> Subject: Re: Bel-Nor, Mo. 3-25-09 Bluebird Nest Predator protection
>
> MOBirders,
>
> Perhaps we can help Sam and advise him on the best way to prevent  
> the sparrows from going in.  I don't have a nest box, but I  
> remember something about fishing line near the hole.  What is that  
> trick again?
>
> Thanks,
> Margy Terpstra
> Kirkwood, St. Louis CO, MO
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>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Sam Kohler
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 9:41 AM
> Subject: Re: Bel-Nor, Mo. 3-25-09
>
> This morning in my yard I saw two siskins, three goldfinches, and a  
> chickadee. It stinks because the sparrows have discovered the  
> bluebird nestbox.
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