For months after I’d peek in at the bird home, but there weren’t any birds in it. I purchased this home for a kit, so that I was convinced it was the appropriate dimensions and needed the appropriate sized hole. Obviously, I was quite disappointed, and confused as to why no critters were inhabiting the home.
Looking into the tree the bird home has been mounted into, I could observe a bird nest up in the tree, nestled in the crook of a branch. Why would a bird create a vulnerable nest high up in the tree, instead of in my coated bird home, with a roof above their heads? Well, now that I am older and wiser, I understand my mistakes.
Birds who construct cup nests do not raise their young inside a cavity-style nest (such as a bird home ). Secondly, my bird home has been put at eye level. Most birds will not reside in a nest so low.
Third, it had been situated close to a gate that led into and from their backyard, and my buddies and I moved in and from the gate lots of occasions nearly regular, so its no wonder birds tended to steer clear of this region. Fourth, this is a shrub beside our home, using a narrow space, possibly six feet broad, in between. The bird home faced our residence. This did not offer the birds a lot of a clear flight path for their residence.
1. Build a suitable bird home for the kind of bird you wish to attract.
2. Set the bird home in the proper height.
3. The bird house ought to be found in a low-traffic location.
While I’ve had more success following a number of those overall guidelines for placement of this bird home and avoiding the pitfalls mentioned above, I might not have obtained any feathered renters. As I’ve discovered, every species of bird has specific criteria which a bird home must fulfill, including appropriate placement of the home, if they are supposed to pick one in which to raise their own young.
My initial mistake, so, wasn’t knowing what kind of bird the home was for. It is likely that the birds that the home was designed for did not even reside in the region! Assuming I’d understood that the bird species that the home was for, I must have done some investigating to determine the best placement of the home. I may have discovered I did not have any sufficient locations to set the bird home, or I may have found a place that would be much more enticing to the birds.
Do your homework and, despite the fact that there is never any assurance that bird household is likely to make its home in your bird home, you can increase the odds considerably.