Bo gourds with round and crescent entrances.

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philsand
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Location: Eastern nc

What is best practices for this design?
Whippy
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Location: Plano, Texas
Martin Colony History: 2016 - late to put up, many visitors
2017 - 1 pair, 3 fledged
2018- 2 pair, 12 fledged
2019 - 4 pair, 21 fledged
2020 - 15 pair, 67 fledged

Phil,

I have gone all crescent entrances on my Big Bo gourds and my Bo 11 gourds. I once put a mixture of round and crescent and as I observed, the Martins didn't really care. They bounced in and out of both of them. I have witnessed a passing by Starling stop on the gourds, try to get in. He had no chance with the crescent so he just moved on. By this time I have gone all Crescent and I haven't seen a Starling since.

The Martins will work it out with the crescents and within a week or so they hit them almost on the fly. Visit my thread on the "abandoned house" on page two there is a photo of my gourd rack. You can see what they look like with the crescents.

Good luck to you.

Coolwhips.
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