Love Birds? Us too!
As in do you love wild birds? Vinyl birdhouses-feeders make awesome gifts… for countless reasons.
First, they look like wood. Some folks have even insisted they are not PVC or vinyl! Along with the solid copper roof (no metal over plywood) these vinyl birdhouse-feeders are guaranteed for life. It’s a one-time investment that brings birds and much joy indefinitely. Oh yeah… and curb appeal too, they’re quite handsome in the landscape!
Second, there’s a wide range from which to choose. Bird Feeder or Birdhouse, which is best? Feeders will see more activity on a daily basis… but they must be maintained. Part of the beauty in these vinyl bird feeders is ease of cleaning. For a more thorough cleaning, simply slide the feeder off of the post and take your garden hose directly to it for a good cleaning. Birdhouses on the other hand, only require nest removal after babies have fledged. Another major advantage is that vinyl is non-porous. This means mold and bacteria will not settle into cracks and crevices as it does with wooden feeders. Aside from the traditional Gazebo feeder which is post-mounted, there’s a hanging style with large capacity hopper. This allows for more bird-watching time and less filling the feeder.
Two roof options are lacquered copper- which remains bright & shiny for about 4 to 5 years before weathering to a dark/aged finish. Think copper trim on a real house and how that looks dark after a few years. Patina finish is an acid wash applied with heat and remains an earthy and mottled blueish-green color.
From small (bluebird houses) to extremely large (martin birdhouse) and in between size dovecotes… the range offers something for everyone. Birdhouse-feeders are gifts with purpose. What they give us back is simply intangible. The nature connection alone has the ability to remove daily chaos and lift the spirit. To take in nature- even from the comfort of your own home is awesome gift for your Valentine… or even yourself 🙂
May you be showered with love (and feathered friends) this Valentine’s Day and always.
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You’ve had your eye on one for some time and know they’d love it, but a bit uncomfortable with the price tag. Now’s a great time to take the leap – we’ll guarantee you’ll be quite pleased! With a proven track record over the years, our copper roof birdhouses and feeders are simply stunning with superb quality. Bird-approved, these fine structures will grace the landscape with timeless elegance for many years to come.
And we know this from customer feedback and testimonials, plus having 110% confidence in our product! Never replace this birdhouse, never paint it, never fix it! Vinyl PVC will not split, mildew, rot or warp (that’s part of the beauty). Solid copper roof uses brass rivets, even the finial is a composite resin to ensure long-lasting beauty with no deterioration.
Stately in size and stature, even the smaller range commands attention with their clean architectural design. Basically customizable, each copper roof bird house comes with perches or copper portals (predator guards) and classic or verde roof finish. Vinyl decorative brackets are attached on most styles. The mounting bracket which is also vinyl/PVC, slides right on a 4×4 post. How easy is that?
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It’s got to be the grandaddy of all houses… as far as aesthetics anyway! Standing almost five feet tall and two feet wide, this dovecote birdhouse is a most impressive site when situated in the landscape. It takes some room, we refer to it as “estate size” because its grandeur commands more than just any old spot.
Martins may take to it if a scout finds its surroundings suitable with plenty of open area and a good distance from trees. Having a pond, lake or nearby stream is also a plus for them. No doubt somebody will be roosting during cold nights prior to spring nesting season, and really, could you blame them? If I were a bird, I’d not only know who to poop on, I’d claim these sweet digs for my own!
The dovecotes also come with a stunning aged patina roof, but the real beauty in these homes is the meticulous construction using vinyl/PVC. You see there’s no wood at all, nothing to rot or deteriorate over time. The material won’t mildew either, and it never requires painting, just a damp cloth with some soap to remove environmental build-up. Heck, you can even take the garden hose to these birdhouses and feeders for a thorough cleaning should the desire strike!
So maybe this one’s a little too big for the average lot? No worries, they come incrementally sized down to a six-or eight-inch diameter, perfect for chickadees, titmice, bluebirds and other friendly fliers. Your resident birds would be happy to call this residence home and the recipient will absolutely be wowed!
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Some birds use houses and some just couldn’t be bothered. Well, it’s more along the lines of instinct let’s say. Just as some folks have houses for birds, while some prefer an elegant birdhouse on their property. It’s because of the aesthetically pleasing design and great quality they look so perfect in the landscape. But these copper roof birdhouses are definitely meant for the birds!
Bluebirds or tree swallows are likely to use a single entry home, with good chances of titmice, nuthatches or chickadees taking up residency in these, or even a triple-entry style. You’ll never find goldfinches, cardinals, robins or jays setting up house in one of these beauties though. Their preferences are hedges, shrubs and trees.
On a more stately scale, martins are likely to nest in a larger house with 8 or 12 entries, often referred to as dovecote styles, but we promise… doves will never use them! The only doves around our yards are mourning or ring-neck doves. On an extremely rare occasion, a white dove may be spotted-but these are domesticated and used for release at weddings and special events (not a fan of this practice).
Nobody will use any of these stunning birdhouses if you:
- never tend to it
- block the entries
- keep it indoors for decor… but over the years we’ve heard this and seen this, and it’s kind of sad because we’re bird freaks-but to each his own. Chocolate and vanilla, right?
One important thing to note if you’re planning to provide these houses specifically for birds to nest and raise their young: house sparrows! Once heard of as sparrow slums, the multi-entry houses are always inviting to killer house sparrows. And killer in its true meaning, (not like killer-awesome) house sparrows are very aggressive towards native songbirds. Due to a shortage of natural nest cavities, competition for nesting space is brutal… just ask any bluebird or martin landlord 🙁 If house sparrows are prevalent in your area, diligence is required to keep them at bay… regardless of any birdhouse you may offer. Don’t take our word for it, detailed info on identifying and controlling these non-native and invasive birds can be found at sialis.org
Our dovecote birdhouses are works of art that really do last a lifetime. In durable vinyl/PVC, they could actually pass for wood. In fact we’ve had customers call and tell us “I ordered a vinyl birdhouse but received a wood one instead”. Copper stays bright and shiny for 3 to 4 years, at which time you can apply copper polish or let it weather naturally. The aged patina finish is to die for, the images just don’t do them any justice at all!
If you’ve delayed, an e-card will let mom choose her favorite style and roof option. Actually, an e-gift certificate will provide a most unique and really fun shopping experience that promises to be personal and friendly! That’s a big advantage to shopping small, just check our stellar testimonials for personal service that’s above and beyond any online shopping experience!
This post was to be written days ago, but I think there’s been a mental block due to the holiday? Listen up: if you’re lucky enough to have your own mother around, spend time with her tomorrow, celebrate her nurturing way and all that’s she’s done for you growing up, you know, all the little stuff that’s taken for granted. And above all, show her your appreciation… dovecote birdhouse or not!
By the way, we’ll design an e-gift card with your personal message, send it via email for you to print and insert in your Mother’s day card. Talk about last minute… she’ll never know 🙂
To all the Mom’s out there, we wish for you a very Happy Mother’s Day!
May it be filled with Family, Love and Laughter!
It’s the Mother of all birdhouses ever, our biggest, nicest, most stunning dovecote birdhouse. In fact it’s so stately, a small yard just doesn’t cut it! It takes some space to let its grander shine.Dubbed an Estate Martin Birdhouse as it measures over five feet tall and almost two feet wide… now that’s big!
If you’re still looking for something to really impress your special someone, this large bird home is the bomb!
A birdhouse that’s absolutely guaranteed to last a lifetime (with little to no maintenance whatsoever). Because it’s crafted of vinyl, it never rots, splits, cracks or fades. A damp cloth with soapy water is all that’s needed to clean environmental build-up from the surface.
The amazing copper roof comes in your choice of shiny, bright copper, which remains that way for 3-4 years before starting to weather, or an aged patina finish. Copper actually gets darker with age-a brownish tint before you ever see a hint of of that natural patina color. Some folks prefer to omit the special lacquer seal so the copper weathers quicker to match trim on their own residences.
Oh yeah… and the big balls? We have them too! Individually boxed they measure 6×6 with a glossy finish. Bold graphics make them fun ornaments to give-or keep for your own collection.
Both the big house and big balls are available for immediate delivery… in time for Christmas!
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and the happiest of holidays to you and yours!
And why would one wait that long anyway? A Mother’s Day gift that shipped in May, the issue hadn’t come to light until July! When her kids kept asking if she received the copper roof birdhouse, Teresa was just too busy with more pressing matters.
So when she finally called us, but FedEx insisted it was delivered… we were a bit befuddled. Teresa said they’ve never had anything stolen from the porch, and that you can’t see the residence from the street because the driveway is 300 feet long. Needless to say we drove the FedEx rep crazy with requests for a claim. Nightmare.
Then one day we received a package out of the blue, but no, it wasn’t the birdhouse. It was one pound of Michigan dried cherries, three jars of some outlandish hot fudge, a box of french soap, and a really nice card… from Teresa! Turns out the birdhouse was there all along, but she thought it was the high chair she had ordered for her grand daughter. It wasn’t until the big company selling the chair notified her that it was out of stock – two months after she had ordered it. The light went off… she had her birdhouse all along. For our troubles (and oh there were several) she sent us a gift, along with a phone call and explanation. What a huge relief!
It’s not the first time we’ve actually received gifts from our customers. Because we’re small, we do much more than just sell a birdhouse. We make it an experience, by personalizing things, following through and knowing our customer is thrilled. From the largest copper birdhouses… to the smallest chickadee house, that’s just how we believe business should be done.
The dried cherries were to die for, and the other two jars of fudge? Long gone before the pic was snapped!
A repeat customer phoned the other day asking about some more birdhouses for his beach residence. Frank had ordered four of these stunning birdhouses and feeders in the past, and was so pleased with the quality he wanted to replace some wooden houses that had seen better days and deteriorated over the years. Thing is… Frank doesn’t really like birds!
Learning this the first go-round, the standing joke became “have you filled those feeders yet?” Frank even asked how to keep the birds OUT of the dovecote birdhouse. After my initial disbelief had settled, I soon realized that not everyone’s into birds – folks were ordering these houses and feeders simply for the curb appeal factor. And that’s okay because it’s a product made in the USA with a lifetime guarantee.
These houses look new years after installation, in fact, the textured PVC looks so much like wood, we’ve had customers phone to say they’d received a wooden house – instead of the vinyl one they ordered! A testament to the beauty and quality of these architectural structures.
So, to each his own, if you like a dovecote birdhouse enough to keep as a lawn ornament, then why not? It’s guaranteed to grace the landscape with elegance for many years to come… birds or not!
Bluebirds are already nesting here, and other songbirds are dueling for territory and mates. Once the pairs are established, thus begins the nesting and chick-rearing process.
This landscape sure does make for a picturesque scene though. An elegant copper bird feeder set against frosted greenery, with movement and song from birds almost helps one through the dreariness of winters’ final stretch. And speaking of bird feeders and winters’ end… we can’t wait because birds have been eating us out of house and home! Never thought of wishing for bugs – but they sure would help the food supply! Sunflower, thistle, suet, peanuts and more… omg, spending a small fortune on bird food the last two months!
The early riser at this copper bird feeder hung around for a good twenty minutes before he was joined by friends. A regular at the feeder for months now, he always seems to be the first one for breakfast. Wonder if birds have a pecking order? (no pun intended)
If time afforded the opportunity to actually sit and “bird-watch” life would be so much more relaxing! Lately, the food goes out at night, so it’s there for birds first thing in the morning…. because this is usually when I get to bed. The goal is to sleep before the birds start singing!
By the way, this feeder’s actually about four years old, but it still looks the same as it did upon arrival. Now we think that’s a beautiful thing!
A copper roof birdhouse-just lovely in the yard
Better than chocolates, most contain lard!
In pretty white vinyl that looks like wood
More folks would have one if they only could.
Quality crafted right here in the USA
In 20 years this house looks like the very first day.
Because birds will be nesting real soon around here
Declare your love, lift your glass, and toast spring is near!
And up north birds will start nesting before you know
By the way, that copper’s sure got a beautiful glow!
Natural nest spots are limited, competition is tough,
Helping birds raise babies makes it not as rough!
So back to Valentine’s Day and that unique gift for two,
Make it lasting and special, a copper roof birdhouse will do!