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Why won’t the bird use the nice bird house?

Published Tuesday March 14

Actually, there is a very good reason the black phoebe turning up its beak on the house

Actually, there is a very proper reason the black phoebe turning up its beak on the property

I hung a small wooden property three ft. away, but it’s not using it. The area is exposed and I wish the little bird was more protected from weather and human traffic. Any ideas?

DEAR S.: Animals are living proof that even if we build it, there’s no guarantee they will come. I’ve had lot of letters over the years from people disappointed that owls didn’t roost and bats never made a home in their respective nesting boxes.

DEAR JOAN: Do you have a recommendation for how to prepare food for hummingbird feeders?

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