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?


Comment

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.
Susan

Comments for Good place for a bird house?

Click here to add your own comments

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

Susan,
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
Corrie

Comment
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!
Susan

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to What Is This Bird?.



Coming Soon

Recent Articles

  1. Spotted bird in planter box

    Nov 28, 16 10:02 AM

    He's a small spotted bird in Southern California. He's burrowing into a planter box in our front courtyard to keep warm. Wondering what kind of bird

    Read More

  2. Linda

    Nov 26, 16 07:18 PM

    MS? Very tiny, 2-3 inch, very shy, black/ deep charcoal ,round shape. VERY fast, daily to my deck in central MS. Much too quick to photograph.

    Read More

  3. Bird of prey

    Nov 26, 16 07:17 PM

    All grey looked like it was wearing a helmet. In tree at the edge of forest /swamp Puslinch edge of 401 township. Medium size not as bifg as a hawk. Looked

    Read More