I have been getting ready to make some visual bird houses for my grand kids. They will have a red window in the back for viewing. They can be hung in front of the kids bedroom windows so they can watch all the action of the birdlings. Both our kids have split entry houses so the bedrooms are plenty high enough off the ground.
I am using some free cedar fencing cutoffs. They will not be finished, just natural. I am going to pre-drill some nail holes so the kids can nail them together themselves. The entry holes will be slightly different so the species will hopefully be different. I do not want one box to be vacant just because it is in a pairs territory so no others will come close.
The thought of how talented birds are popped into my mind. They use the meagerest of materials, no glue or fasteners to build nests that are strong enough to withstand the forces of nature and protect their young. We should be so resourceful! I hope the birds appreciate the efforts I’m making to make their lives a little easier :-)
When birds fall in love and are preparing to create a family, do they kiss? It would seem to be nearly impossible to line up those sharp beaks without anyone getting hurt. I have never been bird watcher, so I don’t know, do you?
-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence