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I live on a lake. About 10 feet from the bank in the water is an old fence post. It would be great viewing from my deck if I mounted a Bluebird box. Will they nest over water? Thanks

I believe that they will. Give it a try. Also there are several other cavity nesting birds that like to nest over water. And if you will send your mailing address to me at walshaw1 I will send you a copy of my free Bluebird book. More than 3200 copies are out across the U.S., Canada and Bermuda. Good luck! Bluebird Bob.


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