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Attracting Birds With Birdhouse Placement

DOES WHERE YOU PLACE A BIRDHOUSE HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH WETHER YOU’LL ATTRACT BIRDS OR NOT? IF YOU ASK THE EXPERTS THEY’LL TELL YOU PLACEMENT HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH IT, BUT AT OUR PLACE THEY SEEM TO NEST IN THEM WHERE EVER THEY’RE PLACES, AND WHICH EVER DIRECTION THEY’RE FACING!



Attracting Birds And Birdhouse Placement

Remember the four birdhouses hubby and I picked up at the garden junk sale? Well, I’m back today to show you where 3 of the 4 were placed. For my initial photo of the birdhouses I had them all propped up against the basement wall, I snapped a quick pic, shared them with you on the blog, and then decided I really liked the look of the yellow birdhouse on the ladder right where it was leaning. So of course that’s right where I left it. I’m thinking next year I need bright yellow flowers in the pot on the table to give it a little extra pop of color and tie it all together. If I can find something still this year I’ll pick it up. I find a hanging basket with the hanging part removed works best in pots. It seems to fill them up and spill over the sides quite well making it look like a well established plant.

 Fire Pit Area of a Log Home, Rustic Birdhouse, Teak Furniture, Natural Landscape, Black French Doors, Boxwood Wreaths, Planted Flowers There seems to be something already making it’s nest inside the yellow birdhouse but I haven’t seen what type of bird it is. It seems late in the season for a bird to be making a new nest but what do I know? After reading on what birds like what type of houses and what birds like housed facing certain directions I decided to just place them where I liked and hope for the best. So far so good! Apparently I don’t have picky birds in my neck of the woods. 

Rustic Birdhouse, Shutters, Buffalo Check Black and White Pillow, Potted HerbsI added the red birdhouse to the back side as well but on the second story off the dining room deck. So far I haven’t seen any birds going in and out of the house. I was wondering if the hole was to high, maybe that’s a lot of nesting material to drag in to bring it up closer to the entrance. Or maybe I’m just over thinking it, or my birds don’t like red houses, or the bird that has a nest on the window trim above it is a bully. Who knows but so far no new residence in this house. 

Birdhouse Placement on a Log HomeThe red house is so hard to photograph from the deck I decided to show you it’s placement from the ground level on the backside of the house. Sometimes it’s hard to get a feel for where things are when you can’t see a bigger picture. I know for me when I read other blogs sometimes I see an area photographed on a different angle and it all comes together for me. 

Rustic Birdhouse on a ShutterI placed the green birdhouse on the front porch side under the covered deck. I figured no bird would nest in it being under the roof and so close to the door but what do you know it was the first to fill up. A tiny wren has been happily dragging nesting material into it for days.  I just love Wren’s, they’re such a chatty bird and I’m enjoying hearing it’s call coming in the living room window. 

Rustic Birdhouse Mounted on a Shutter, Wicker Furniture, Natural Decor, Black, White, Tan, Log HomeI’ve always enjoyed watching birds and used to have feeders for them all the time but feeders bring mice and I don’t want a mouse in my house so now I just enjoy them as they come and go while building their nests instead. I still have the white birdhouse to put up, but I need to have hubby auger a hole for me first so that may go up later in the season, unless I can corner him when he’s out on the bobcat and get him to do it. 

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8 Comments

  1. As you said, some birds aren’t picky and will appreciate any nesting box you provide. I place a few around and hope for the best. I try to not overthink things, especially when it comes to nature. Nature will always win – as it should.

    1. Pat so far you are right, nature is doing it’s thing.

  2. Your red birdhouse appears to be metal and just may get too hot for the birds to live in. Your birdhouses add a great pop of color. Everything looks beautiful.

    1. Robin the red one is actually wood but I feel the entrance is strangely placed.

  3. loving the cozy birdhouses!

    1. Susan I think I’m becoming a birdhouse hoarder, lol.

  4. You’re right about the red birdhouse being too tall. Most birds don’t fly vertically like helicopters. Once they enter something too tall they aren’t likely to get out. Like flying into a chimney. theyd be doomed.

  5. Your birdhouses are all so pretty! I personally will not put a birdhouse near my door or porch because i don’t want to get swarmed or have to deal with all the mess on those places. I hope you have neat nesters!

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