How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Bob Your Own Question
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob, Veterinarian
Category: Vet
Satisfied Customers: 7940
Experience:  35 years in practice
Type Your Vet Question Here...
Dr. Bob is online now

i put a bird box on my shed last year and for the first time

This answer was rated:

i put a bird box on my shed last year and for the first time yesterday i noticed a couple of birds going in and out.if i go in my shed and make a bit of a noise will it frighten the birds away.i hope not
Hello, I'm Dr. Bob. I apologize for the delay in getting this reply back to you, I just found your question in the queue.
Thank you for this great question! Much depends on the species of the birds in the box. Some birds are extremely tolerant of human activity and environmental sounds, while others aren't. Unless you can afford to stay out of your shed for the next six or seven weeks, I suppose you'll just have to watch to find out if they stay or go. Birds like English sparrows, house finches (red polls), robins and other common birds are quite unflustered by proximity to people. Other birds like bluebirds, cardinals, orioles and blue jays are more shy and retiring.
If you can identify the birds, I can let you know how likely they are to be tolerant of your activities.
If you have more questions, please let me know.
Kind regards,
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob and other Vet Specialists are ready to help you