Birds in House

Asked August 3, 2020, 5:26 PM EDT

Last week I noticed this whole in my overhang. I don’t believe it connects to my attic, but I’ve seen a nuthatch coming in and out. I haven’t seen the bird bring any nesting material with him/her. What is the best way to take care of it and repair the hole? Do I wait until winter? I appreciate any help you can provide. Best, Matt

Hennepin County Minnesota

2 Responses

Keep watching. When the young birds leave the nest, pull out the old nesting material and repair the hole. The nuthatch didn’t make this hole, by the way. Do you have tree squirrels or woodpeckers?

Thanks for letting me know. We'll keep watching and then get up there later in the year.