When I went out to get the Sunday paper, I found the tubes littered with very small bird dung and wads of dried grass. Yes, it seems that a bird or birds has a plan to nest in there. I have a large size Step 2 mailbox with two paper tubes built in. The tubes are about a meter off the ground, which in a block with several cats, is a dangerous place to raise a clutch of chicks. Besides the cat hazard, there’s the paper guy shoving a newspaper in at 5:00 am every day.
I get along fine with birds. I feed them, and I mean them no harm. Dagnaggit, though, I need that paper tube every day. Today, I’m going to brush some fur out of my cat’s bed to put in the tubes; maybe that will do it. There is no shortage of nesting places around here, and I didn’t put up that cute plastic duplex for the birds. I bet the little fella has really impressed his girlfriend. :rolleyes: