|Project by LewH||posted 04-15-2011 06:26 PM||1463 views||2 times favorited||2 comments|
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.