Scare the birds away with strips of aluminum foil or tin foil, or plastic bags tacked to the side of the house.
Create a nesting box 7 inches by 7 inches by 17 inches tall with a 2 1/2 inch hole fifteen (15) inches above the floor. Place nesting box on a pole or tree six to twenty feet off the ground. Add 2 inches of soil or sawdust to the bottom of the box.
See: Sapsuckers, Woodpeckers
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