Birdhouses in High Demand

It is spring after all.  It’s time.  Stake out your territory, find a mate and start a family.  Here are three houses that have boarders and another with a serious prospect.

Our friends Greg and Stephanie three houses down have a Bluebird house on a pine snag in their front yard, but Brown-headed Nuthatches beat them to the punch.  We’ve seen Nuthatches nest in a box and once their chicks fledge, the Bluebirds will come along behind them with their own family.  It’ll be interesting to see what happens here this year.

And some Nuthatches are checking out a house in our front yard, but so far no takers.

Brown-headed Nuthatch - Sitta pusilla Peachtree Park, Atlanta, GA - March, 2016

Brown-headed Nuthatch inspecting our birdhouse

In the back yard Carolina Chickadees have found their spot and one of the building projects close by is helping with insulation for nesting material.

And some really good news: the bluebirds who have used the house in the Darlington Road triangle are back!  They’ve been coming back to this spot almost every year since 2007.  Watch our video from 2014 on Bluebirds in this house.

Eastern Bluebird - Sialia sialis Peachtree Park, Atlanta, GA - March, 2016

Eastern Bluebird on March 25, 2016

If you’d like to build a house of your own, check out our page on birdhouse dimensions.

5 thoughts on “Birdhouses in High Demand

  1. Stephanie

    Perhaps you’d be willing to share a little info on what we can do to encourage more of this? What to plant where and when…and other things to provide nesting pairs a little encouragement to stick around?

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    1. beveritt Post author

      Good question, thanks! We do have a little information on our page on nesting, but perhaps we could expand on it. Habitat is key, i.e. the basics – water, food, and shelter. Be careful not to prune shrubbery this time of year because somebody may have a nest inside.

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  2. Bill Goodhew

    Looks like you have a new roofing material ?

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    On Fri, Mar 25, 2016 at 6:08 PM, the Intown Hawk wrote:

    > beveritt posted: “It is spring after all. It’s time. Stake out your > territory, find a mate and start a family. Here are three houses that have > boarders and another with a serious prospect. Our friends Greg and > Stephanie three houses down have a Bluebird house on a pine” >

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    1. beveritt Post author

      No, actually the roofs on all of these houses are cypress. The house with the two Carolina Chickadees has been there so long the roof is covered with lichen.

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