Feeders, water and birdhouses are three great ways to bring birds to your yard. the latter gives happiness to others
Birds that nest in houses or boxes have a nesting function: nature only nests in certain confined spaces. For millions of years it was a hollow in the tree. But nowadays the chances are greatly diminished. We trim the trees, we cut them down, especially those that are starting to show their age.
So we have a birdhouse.
In the birdhouse in our garden We have nesting warblers, black-headed raptors, crested flycatchers, wood ducks and masked finch. Two of them are in a house next to the pool in our backyard.
We went to see the bird field. collect nesting materials, feed the baby birds, and finally see the baby birds that are still sprouting. There’s more to the story than feeders alone.
You can buy a birdhouse or make your own. If the purchase is better for you Please watch the box building video first (see below). It will familiarize you with the essential elements a proper birdhouse must have:
1. House size varies according to species.
2. Type of wood used (cedar is best)
3. Construction essentials (tight seams, fastened with screws, no nails, no perches)
4. Size of the entrance hole (varies by species)
5. Installation or placement
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ book “Woodworking for Wildlife” is an excellent resource on birdhouses.
Unfortunately, it is not out of print. But all birdhouse information is available on the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s website (tn.gov/twara/wildlife/woodworking-for-wildlife).
Used there with permission from author Carrol Henderson, former head of the Minnesota DNR Non-Wildlife Department.
There are diagrams, sizes, wood options — everything you need to know to create a suitable, long-lasting nesting place for the songbirds that visit your home.
For an easy way to set up the Nest Box, check out this video from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology: youtube.com/watch?v=3q8cH-9J58o.
A lot of information about bluebirds and their nests can be found at sialis.org (cialis cialis is the scientific name of the Eastern Bluebird)
Steve Gilbertson of Aitkin, Minn., has designed two of the best and most popular nest boxes for small songbirds. Find story illustrations at nestboxbuilder.com/nestbox-article-gilwood.html.
Lifelong bird breeder Jim Williams can be contacted at [email protected]
Why are some honeycomb boxes set in pairs?
ask: I saw a pair of bluebird nest boxes. Why are the two so close?
reply: The idea is a box for tree swallows. The second box is for bluebirds. Both types have functions. (Optional) Nest burrows. Swallows are very territorial with other tree swallows. But not with bluebirds. Swallows are not allowed to use the second box. So it’s a good idea to keep it for bluebirds if they arrive. Both species eat insects. but not competing The swallow specializes in flying insects. while bluebirds hunt on the ground