I had the kids put up a nestbox... in case those fancy ducks, the Barrow Goldeneyes, decide to come back and nest.
If they don't like it, maybe someone else will.
The floating duck nest we built years back... for some other species (forget what) has never been used as a nest, but many visiting ducks like to just sit on it and hang out. So... it counts as a win. Actually, the female Barrows Goldeneye spent a bunch of time sitting on it.
I still need 2 more swallow houses made.
Kids repaired the busted one, cleaned up 2 others.... so I now have 3 in good spots, all ready.........but I used to have 5 total, and I want to be back at 5.
Or when there isn't a housing shortage I made a 3rd tree swallow house this past week. I've seen at least enough birds to fill them. And the barn swallows were flying around in the lower part of the barn starting last week so I suspect I'll see some activity repairing the nest or making a new one in the same area.