Clean your birdhouses regularly?

After birds lay their eggs and their fledglings take off in the spring, you might have an empty bird box at this point. Should you clean out the nest they leave behind?

Federal plan might let states kill unwanted cormorants

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has logged more than 1,000 public comments on a proposed rule that would give state agencies more choices in controlling cormorants that some anglers complain eat too many fish in the Great Lakes and inland waters. New options
would include lethal means.