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Purple Martin Birdhouse

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Project by LewH posted 1183 days ago 1088 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

This is a painted cedar birdhouse for purple martins that I have had up for 4 years. It has held up quite well.

It is installed faceing backwards on a driveway basketball hoop that was underutilized (my lay-ups are more virtual than actual these days) and then raised. The second picture shows it in the lowered position.

For purple martins a requirement is to clean out the nest boxes every season and more frequently if invasive species try to nest. The problem I have is the mechanism that attaches the diagonal arm to the post is not easy to raise and lower – see third photo. Any ideas how to improve this mechanism?

Your ideas and comments are welcome.

-Lew

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#1 posted 1183 days ago

Hey, that’s pretty nice! Great work. I should do a project like this with my kids. I bet they would love it.

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