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It only stands to reason that if you are setting the table for wild birds with bird feeders, they would choose to nest “down the hall”, so to speak, in your backyard.
A bird home will greatly enhance your backyard birding experience.
It will allow you to view the wonders of baby birds growing to full fledged.
This addition to your yard provides a wonderful way to enjoy backyard birds.
Bird shelters provide a whole other broad range of wild bird nesting habits for you to observe.
My hope is that you will learn here, how to encourage wild birds to use your yard to raise their young.
But before our feathered friends can get to the busy point of nurturing a family they need to stake out a territory and defend it.
Then they must find a mate.
Courtship rituals are among the most fascinating bird behaviours to watch.
There are no flowers or diamond rings.
Instead you will witness interesting displays of feathers, fancy steps, bobbing heads, special calls and songs, food offerings often given in thoughtful tenderness or sometimes seemingly aggressive behaviour.
Yet all these diverse traits, more often carried out by males, are intended to accomplish one thing. Winning the affections of a mate!
Who would want to miss such exciting backyard bird activity!
1. Which species of baby birds are raised in handmade bird homes?
2. Do those birds live in my area?
3. After the first two questions are answered – what type of house will they use?
4. How many should I put up in my yard?
5. Where is the best location in my yard?
6. When should I put up a bird shelter?
7. What about predators?
8. Will there be a lot of maintenance?
9. What are wild birds nesting habits?
Two modifications I would suggest to any bird house plans you make or purchase:
1. Omit installing the perches, as perches only assist predators to get in easier!
2. Make a modification to the birdhouse instructions to make it easy to open your bird house so you can clean it out every year in the autumn.
And answer this question before you start your search:
"Do you want a hanging bird home or do you want a bird house on a pole, in which case you will need to erect a bird house pole?
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