Bird House Talk

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    mallard Diggin ponds for over 25 yrs

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    I have the bird house right outside my window Within two weeks a pair of Chickadees
    If you like birds as much as fish please Post yours DCFN0009 (1).JPG
     

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    I like to put out seed but never considered a house, did you just put something on my to do list, damn...
     
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    Gemma

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    I love all kinds of birds and I have birdhouses everywhere, but I can never take the shots some of you guys (members) take.
    The Sparrows took over all of the houses except the wren's cause they can't fit through the wholes...but boy do they try to get in there every year
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    I have more houses around the garage.
    I love all birds birds, but Chickadee are at the top of my preference list!

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    Haha I love that first birdhouse @Gemma! We've just been looking at making some birdhouses for the garden, but sadly I don't think they will look as impressive as that one ;)
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    That is one neat bird house @Gemma! Mine are just basic . But the birds love them!
     
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    We have feeders outside our front and back windows, but no houses. Got me thinking...we need some houses too!
     
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    Gemma

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    It is a pretty cool birdhouse, aside from when the nesting materials hangs out the holes:D
    I'm not sure why it didn't come with a perch, but it was an easy fix
    I like that only the Wren can actually fit and nest there, and every year we enjoy the male calling song
     
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    Gemma

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    Thank you! :)
     
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    We purchased a bluebird house a couple of weeks ago and finally got around to putting it up. However, we couldn’t stop with one birdhouse. We also put up a wren house, a second bluebird house, and a beneficial big house. My wife loves them and I wouldn’t be surprised if we added a few more with time.

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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    I picked up 16 of these from a guy at a farmers market. He makes them for 10 bucks a piece.

    I hung 10 of them so far, 8 have birds in them. The six I just got need to be painted.

    Picked up a bug house but was told not to put it out until next year. IMG_2440.JPG IMG_2441.JPG IMG_2442.JPG
     
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    Wonderful bird pics...We're long time birders. Love em!
     
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    @addy1 Did they say why they didn't recommend putting up the bug house until next year??
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    A older lady told us that when we picked it up at Costco. Very quick conversation. Wished I had more time to talk to her. She said it gets filled with debris this time of year. I have not researched it yet.
     
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    Those bird houses are cool @addy1 how close together do you usually put them?
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    I just sort of stuck them here and there. Some hanging a few feet from another. The birds don't seem to care. Mainly hung them in trees.
     
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