Good place for a bird house?

by Corrie T
(Merrimack, NH)

Good place for a bird house?

Good place for a bird house?

I recently bought a cedar bird house. I live on the third floor that has a small deck. I hung the birdhouse about 4 days ago and today I just had my first couple check out the property! It was cool... the female went in while the male stuck around fluttering.

I later moved the house to the outside hook because I was worried about squirrels and myself watering the plant. I do also use the deck to grill and garden.

Is the house to close to humans?? (I am able to hang it above the door but, I want to see the birds coming and going.)

The female came back a little while ago while the house was hanging on the outside hook but, she didn't go in... just sat on the rail and chirped away. Was she mad I moved it? so, I put it back where it is in the picture.

She is a small light brown, long black tail. the male was more pudgy and bigger with more black on the wings. I think they are sparrows?


Hi Corrie. No I don't believe it is too close to your home. I have written about nest view birdhouses, that attach right to the window of the house, and people have had great success with them.

If you get a picture of the birds, send it in for identification. From your description, I believe your hunch is correct - sparrows - which have a lovely song.

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May 26, 2010
to much sun?
by: Corrie T

That window house looks great! Are you located in NH? I know Andy that did your video! small world :) Also, my deck gets a lot of sunlight... morning - afternoon. Does the house need more shade?
thank you for your response

Hi Corrie;
Bird houses are best to face east, so that the opening gets the early morning sun. Usually the strong late afternoon sun, isn't till later on in the summer, when the birds are finished nesting. All I can suggest is to monitor it.

I don't know Andy. I received that video from Duncraft. It is a small world though!

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