Bluebirds are one of those bird species that need a little help to find a home. Purchasing a bluebird house for your yard
is a great way to help these beautiful birds.
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Growing Wisdom with David Epstein
Hi, I’m Dave Epstein for Growing Wisdom and I have a great product to talk about to you today—it’s a bluebird house. Bluebirds are one of those birds that don’t make their own nest. They actually nest in places that other birds have been. For example, an old woodpecker hole and you can really help them out. You know, the bluebird population was in such decline over the past several decades has begun to come back and one of the things to helps them is to give them a little home. Their a little particular in what they lie—how high up they want the house and certainly if you invest in a house, you’d want it to be of sound quality and you want it to last a long time. I love this bird house and it reminds me of one of my bird feeders it’s made up of composite. That’s why I like it so much. It’s actually recycled plastics so it’s not going to rot.
My bird feeder that’s made of the same material is over ten years old and it still works just great. The house itself is well put together, it has screws here. Some houses I’ve seen have nails and they tend to fall apart but the screws tend to hold it really well. You want to be sure that when you get a bluebird house that the hole is the correct size and one of the ways to do that is to know that it’s approved and this particular bird house is approved by the North American blue Bird Society so we know that the blue birds are going to go in there and nest.
Where do you put one of these? Well, they tend to like an open area somewhere where they can see predators. So, you don’t want to put it in the middle of the woods. A field is really great; also you wanted to put it about a hundred yards away from any bluebird houses as well. Some of the other things I like about this, bluebird houses have to have some ventilation that says that ventilation built in but the hole should be 6 to 10 inches above the floor and this one is. It also has some holes to mount it. One of the drawbacks to this, it doesn’t come with a mounting pole. You could out it in a tree but ideally it’s on a pole. We’re going to put it on a piece of pressure treated wood. It doesn’t have a baffle on it. A baffle is just something that mounts on the pole that stops any of the creatures from climbing up the pole and that’s a good idea—we’ll stop things like cats, raccoons, even snakes in some areas of the country can go right there and eat the bird eggs. Now the thing I like about this, it has this little latch so you can open up the front to see how your birds are doing. You could also clean this out from time to time. If you live in a real wooded area and have no open space, this probably isn’t the product for you. I do not want you to buy this and be disappointed that no blue birds move in but if you have some nice open space, mount it on a pole and hopefully you’ll be helping to get some bluebirds to your house and helping the little guys out with a nesting place of their own.
And my two favorite things about the product, made in the USA and its recyclable material so it’s not going to rot. So how do you get this? You just want to get to Growing Wisdom, look for the link to buy this and put it in your credit card. It’s really that simple. We hope that you enjoyed the product here at growing wisdom. Please email me at email@example.com with any product suggestions and I’d love to hear if you get some bluebirds in your house.