Jay hiding under the pseudonym Little Lodgings is an extremely talented carpenter. He hails from the UK and creates stunning nesting boxes for birds that look like little houses from a fairy tale. Check out his work and learn more about the birdhouses themselves.
#1 Nesting Boxes Are Substitute Nesting Sites for Birds
#2 In some Countries a Lot of Natural Nesting Habitats and Hollows Have Been Destroyed
#3 Therefore, Nest Boxes Help Species to Survive and Provide Them With Safe Places to Breed.
#4 Birdhouses Can Be Hung All Year Round, but …
#5 …Best Done in Fall, Winter and Early Spring
#6 Birdhouses Are Best Hung in Trees, or if There Are No Trees…
#7 …On Hedges, Buildings, Poles or Bushes
#8 There Are Some Rules to Follow When Hanging a Box
#9 The Nest Box Should Be Located in a Secluded Area Rarely Visited by People
#10 Ideally, the Entrance Should Face East.
#11 The Birdhouse Should Be Protected From the Afternoon Sun
#12 It Should Also Not Be Above the Treetops
#13 It Is Best to Hang It at a Height of About 4 M (Maximum 8 M)
#14 Nest Boxes Can Be Cleaned (Removing Old Nests) From 16 October to the End of February
#15 Exceptions Are Winter Nests of Tree Sparrows, Which Should Not Be Removed.
#16 Birds Like to Spend the Winter in the Nest Box (Woodpeckers, Grasshoppers, Nuthatches, Redshanks)
#17 Wood Is Best for Making a Birdhouse but …
#18 …Osb, Waterproof Plywood, Sawdust Concrete, or Hollow Tree Trunks Will Also Work Well
#19 Meanwhile, Don’t Use…
#20 …Metal, Plastic, Cardboard, Flower Pots, Fiberboard, Bottles, Canisters
#21 Depending on Their Size, Birds Need Holes in Boxes of Different Sizes
#22 For a Redshank, Thrush, Sparrow, Titmouse, Titmouse or Titmouse…
…an opening from 1inch up to1.3inch in diameter will be suitable
#23 Meanwhile for Redshank, Northern Shrike, Jackdaw and Blue Pigeon…
…you’ll need up to 3.3inch diameter hole
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