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Some of my birdhouses.

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Project by jroot posted 07-18-2011 10:36 PM 3438 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In the past few years, I have built a few bird houses to encourage the wild life, and decrease the mosquitoes. Here are a few of my creations.


Abandoned old school house birdhouse – on top of a fence support


Castle birdhouse – has attracted the giant flycatchers for two years now.


Pagoda birdhouse – my neighbour was oriental, so to please her


Ukranian orthodox church birdhouse – my wife is of Ukranian descent, so this was for her


5 houses in one with stained glass sections that the light comes through.

-- jroot





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#1 posted 07-19-2011 02:08 AM

nice work. What kind of birds are occupants?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 07-19-2011 07:00 AM

Pretty sharp, I like them all.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#3 posted 07-19-2011 11:12 AM

Very cool!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 07-19-2011 05:26 PM

Nice work, especially the Ukr Orthodox church. My great grandparents arrived here in Canada in 1899 and I was steeped in the Orthodox church and its traditions.

-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!

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#5 posted 07-21-2011 12:58 AM

Thanks, Roman.

Here is Mama Great Crested Flycatcher checking out the castle. She and her partner worked diligently to raise a couple of fledglings. An interesting note, is that the flycatcher likes to have a snake skin in the nest. If they can’t find a skin, they often will substitute a piece of plastic which resembles the snake skin … I guess to scare away preditors.

female flycatcher found her palace 2

Here is a shot of a pair of baby Flycatchers who were born and raised here in the castle.
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-- jroot

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#6 posted 07-21-2011 01:58 AM

Royalty for the castle. LOL

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 08-02-2011 08:46 PM

Wow! Bird City, and Birds Paradise… very nice builds

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#8 posted 03-21-2014 10:04 PM

The detail on these houses is outrageous! Very very nice set of builds.

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