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CHRISTY'S BLUEBIRD PROJECT

FLORIDA TRAILS-INDIVIDUAL'S

Individuals Who Monitor At Least Five Nest Boxes Or More On Their Own Property
Or On Another Property Site

FRED DIETRICH
5 BOXES TALLAHASSEE

This is Fred's backyard.
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Note: The Bluebird Box on left top corner of patio roof.

"I first saw bluebirds here in Tallahassee 20 years ago and I started looking at how I could build nest boxes for them.  I have probably made 200 boxes since then that I have either given away or just been paid for the materials.  I have boxes in my yard and even though it is quite wooded, I have had bluebirds every year.  By varying the dimensions of the box I have successfully raised chicadees, titmice, brown headed nuthatches, red bellied woodpeckers, great crested flycatchers and of course bluebirds."
 
Fred has 5 nest boxes in his yard.  "Click on the photo" and see the habitat area by satellite of  Fred's property. 
His home is in the center of the photo.  1 - Flycatcher (every year but this year when the Bluebirds beat them to it), 2 - Nuthatch (2 broods), Chicadee, 1 standard Bluebird (3 broods + in Flycatcher box) and 1 slot style box used by Chicadees.  Also had 3 Cardinal nests and a wren. 
 
The nest box on the deck swings around so he can take the box down and check on it.  He mounts his boxes on 3/4" emt and uses 2x4, or 2x6 wood for the bottoms.
 
Property size 220' x 220'

Joe Huber in Front of His Venice, FL Home
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Does Not Have A Bluebird Trail in Florida

JOE HUBER - INVENTOR
HUBER SPARROW TRAP

   When I thought of starting a Bluebird Trail, I found Joe Huber's name, and he was listed as being in Venice, FL.  I thought if I was to have any trouble that I would at least have an expert near by.  Just knowing he was close made me believe I could help establish Bluebird Trails.
 
   I have since gone down to Venice, FL and visited with Jim, and watched his home movies of many Bluebirds found at his old home in Ohio.  It was something to see so many Bluebirds on his property. 
 
   Joe has also come to Bradenton, FL  when we had a breakfast with Monitors and Bird Banders.  He brought his Huber Trap and showed us all how it worked.  Thinking that his wife had left him there, we talked for a long long time with a few of us that stayed until she came back from shopping.
 
   I thank Joe for always supporting me with his positive thoughts and knowledge for being able to get Bluebirds.