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Birdhouse with a 'Picture Window'

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Project by Trev_Batstone posted 837 days ago 1152 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this birdhouse with a bit of a twist to it. As you can see, the rear side of this house has a glass window so that we can watch the bird activity inside the house. The bottom (floor) of the house is removable for cleaning of debris at season’s end and also to remove the glass for cleaning when necessary. I put some bird seed on the interior floor of the house, and in the second photo I waited patiently until a little chickadee entered the house to help himself to lunch. These photos were taken with a snoot over the lens of my point & shoot camera, taken from inside my home through the venetian blinds and the glass patio door, thus the photos are not totally sharp, but illustrates the project. Thanks for looking.

-- LIVE, LAUGH, CUT WOOD.





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wishicoulddothat

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#1 posted 837 days ago

Clever!

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#2 posted 837 days ago

they may explore and use it as a feeder. I think you will have to put a red Plexiglas on the back to get them to nest in it. I got that info from some one who posted on here a couple of years ago.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Woodwrecker

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#3 posted 837 days ago

Very cool Trev.
A window in to their world.

-- Having fun...Eric

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#4 posted 837 days ago

This afternoon I was BBQ’ing out on my balcony only 4 feet from the birdhouse and a chickadee came and fed, went out on the perch, back in to feed, back on the perch, and did this for about 3 minutes while I was right next to him at the grill. My wife told me earlier that she saw 3 of them at the birdhouse all at the same time.

-- LIVE, LAUGH, CUT WOOD.

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woodshaver

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#5 posted 836 days ago

Cool Idea! And the house looks good!!
But I’m not sure they will make a nest in it. I read that it’s not a good idea to put a perch on a bird house. The reason they gave was a predator bird could have a place to hang on to while attacking the occupants of the bird house. Every year I put up bird houses for the blue bird’s and they are much bigger then a Chickadee. For them the opening is 1 1/2” opening. And for a Chickadee it’s 1 1/8”.
However I would be curious to see how they react to your unique bird house or feeder?
This is a link to where I go for making bird houses.
Hope this helps!
Keep up the good work!!!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Ed Kallbrier

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#6 posted 811 days ago

Cool Idea! And the house looks good!!

-- Ed Carlinville IL

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