Wanna See Our New Birdhouses?
About two years ago we visited Tammie of Casa Mariposa and got to see her lovely garden. I was especially impressed by the decorative quality of her several birdhouses. Since then, I have wanted to add more birdhouses to our own garden.
So after two years of birdhouse brooding, I finally took action. We already had one birdhouse. It is very plain and utilitarian, though there is an endearing family of chickadees nesting there at the moment.
Now I have four birdhouses, each located in a different corner of the garden. They’re made of wood with bits of recycled metal by Bacon Square Farm, which I found on Etsy. Judy thinks it is humorous that I have begun shopping on Etsy, but she won’t explain why.
Birdhouses for Chickadees and Wrens, I’ve been told, should be placed 50′ apart or more. My first birdhouse and the new red one are meant for Chickadees and Wrens, but the other two have slightly larger entrances.
I was thinking I’d attach a metal guard to the entrances of all the new birdhouses, which would make them all safe for Chickadees and Wrens. None of the new birdhouses seem to have tenants just yet, but I’m told there is still time for this year.
Woohoo!! I’ve seen these on Etsy and love them! I’m so glad you took the plunge. 🙂 They’re awesome!
They look great, and I love that they’re colorful. I didn’t know chickadee & wren birdhouses needed to be 50′ apart. I went to Bacon Square Farm, and their prices are certainly reasonable. I have a ton of metal pieces that would look great on a birdhouse. I also have cool pieces of wood and could even drill the hole for the entrance. Only problem is I don’t have a table saw and it would take forever to cut the pieces by hand. Thanks for the post!
Last time I ever made a birdhouse from scratch was in 9th grade.
Very cute birdhouses indeed! I’m now inspired by this:)
I live colourful birdhouses! We were given one years ago, and we have had Great Tits in it again this year, but I think they must have already flown on Thursday afternoon when we were not at home. 🙂
Perhaps new birds will move in soon.
Very nice. I Have my two wren houses about 50′ apart, even though I never heard of that rule. But only one is occupied. I wonder. Perhaps I will relocate the empty one.
Of course I want to see your new bird houses. They are a colorful shot in the garden. When that new smell gets off of them the birds will move in. I have several wren houses around the garden. Two are occupied with wrens. One has wasps in it. I have had chickadees in boxes only one year. Not sure why they didn’t come back. They looked at it this year but didn’t move in. hmmmm….That box is up high so I don’t look into it often.
Love those birdhouses. A colorful shot in the garden, as Lisa noted. Also, how sweet to think of families being raised in those houses.
It is a nice thought.
They are all so cheerful and charming! I just bought my first one and we haven’t hung it up yet. We have tiny House sparrows and I was thinking they might like more protected nesting areas.
Love your new birdhouses and hope you get tenants soon. I’d offer to give you the bird but am told that’s not polite.
What adorable birdhouses! I especially love that red one. I have one birdhouse (more utilitarian) that have some titmice nesting in it, and then I bought one a really pretty one this winter that I still have yet to put out since I have to mount it to a post (so much to do, so little time!) I hope you get new tenants soon!
Too cute–as are the birds that I hope will soon take up residency!
So wonderful! I love colourful touches in the garden, but the ones that I like the best are those that serve a purpose rather than being simply decorative. Hopefully you will have many feathered residents take up residence in the years to come.
I hope so!
I really like your birdhouses. They are quite handsome, and Etsy is a wonderful place to find unique ones. In a garden as good looking as yours, it only stands to reason that the bird houses would have to be able to hold their own amongst your gorgeous plants. 🙂
Maybe you’ll get bluebirds. If they moved into the yellow house and goldfinches moved into the blue one life would be darned near perfect.
Bluebirds would be wonderful, but they are very rarely seen in our neighborhood.
I love your bird houses, and the bright colours look great amongst all your greenery … Hope you get some tenants & also some photos of them.
Love the bright colours, they make a great addition to your garden. Hope they are used this year.
Cute! I may have to emulate you (once again). And you keep asking about my Betty Corning. They don’t get much beyond 6′ tall, but they have become quite bushy over the years, maybe about 6′ in girth near the top? It’s difficult to keep them contained and upright. I cut them back to about 18″ every year, which I guess is wrong, but it doesn’t seem to have hurt them any. Or maybe that contributes to the problem?
Sorry if I keep asking the same question. My memory isn’t what it used to be.
HOpe you don’t run out of birdseed money. Very nice additions to any garden. Well done.
You are really going to the birds, Jason…and they will love you for it.
I certainly hope so.
Absolutely fabulous!!! Here’s to them being occupied asap. xxx
Well there is nothing plain and utilitarian about your new birdhouses…they are colorful, cute and bring a smile to your face.