It’s been a brutal winter, even here in the south, so this tiny, yet wonderful sign is hugely welcomed. Prepping the first birdhouse with a metal portal (as the squirrels chewed the wood entrance) and cleaning out an old nest felt pretty good….nesting season’s almost here!
Providing nesting birds with real homes is important. Offering food and water is part of it, but shelter is a must. Competition for nest boxes is fierce – there’s just not enough of them to go around. Decorative bird houses help to fill the void by giving birds a roosting spot on cold nights, and a place to nest and raise their young. Brighten up any environment with functional, yet decorative bird houses and invite parents and fledglings to grace your property this spring. The sites and sounds are well worth it!
Here’s what to do next: Go out and buy some thistle seed, also called nyjer seed, and fill that finch feeder immediately! The best way to attract the American Goldfinch is to feed thistle year-round. Although the birds wear a rather drab color plumage during winter months, their vibrant, lemon yellow color is a site to behold during warmer months.
They’ve earned the nickname “wild canary” but as their nesting season winds down and fall colors appear, they will molt. This process replaces worn, tattered feathers with a set of new, fresh feathers.
Goldfinches are admired for their gentle disposition, and sweet song. Thistle seed, which is high in fat and protein is also enjoyed by House and Purple Finches, Towhees, Pine Siskins, Juncos, and Buntings. So if your desire is vibrant summer color…keep your new finch feeder filled year-round!
These wood birdhouses are meant for the outdoors and totally functional!
Yes! Complete with a trap door on the belly for yearly clean-out, the Blue Jay and Yellow Belly Sap Sucker wood birdhouses are truly unique, yet functional nesting sites for your feathered friends. There’s even a Cardinal and an Eastern Bluebird in the series! Create a focal point, or conversation piece in any garden setting with fantastic wood birdhouses. They also make excellent, and lasting gifts for any birding enthusiast or nature lover on your list.
The houses shown here are eco-friendly. Hand crafted of fast growth, renewable albesia wood, the paints and finishes used are non toxic, and packing materials are always recycled.
Please help house the birds!