Cottage Gardening forum: Whose hanging bird houses?

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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Mar 6, 2012 6:29 AM CST
Just finished mine. The hand made clay one is kept in the garage.It just cant take winter.

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Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Mar 6, 2012 6:59 AM CST
Beautiful!!!

Lovey dubby Bet you'll get lots of nesters. Lovey dubby
Name: Brian
Ontario Canada (Zone 5b)
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bearsearch
Mar 6, 2012 7:16 AM CST
I put up houses but the blackbirds keep scaring everything away. I used to have a number of nesting birds but now the neighbourhood is run by a bunch of bullies I can't get rid of. Grumbling
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
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ge1836
Mar 6, 2012 7:23 AM CST
I have a problem with crows and Jays but manage to have Chickadeed\s and wrens every summer. I dont put up any other nesting things as there isnt room. Robins nest in the same tree every year since we came here5 years ago.
Name: Brian
Ontario Canada (Zone 5b)
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bearsearch
Mar 6, 2012 7:39 AM CST
I've had robins, morning doves, wrens, hummingbirds and cardinals all in my garden till the blackbirds came and started nesting here and eating all the other birds young. Now all I have is the blackbirds and can't get rid of them. Anybody have suggestions on how I might? I knock their nests out of the trees when I find them and shoot small cardboard pellets at them ( doesn't kill them but sure scares them momentarily) My feeders are all set for smaller birds and exclude the blackbirds but they eat what falls on the ground. Even the dogs don't scare them off. Confused
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Mar 6, 2012 7:42 AM CST
Ohhhhhh Gawwwwd what a problem. They are awfull in migrating season here ,huge flocks.
Name: Shannon
Burkeville,Va (Zone 7a)
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Shannon
Mar 6, 2012 8:07 AM CST
I keep my birdboxes up all winter so they have a place to go for the cold nights.
Got them all cleaned last week and now my Bluebirds are getting one ready. They
come back everyear and have at least 3 clutches. But, my Blues
dont like "Bluebird houses" Rolling on the floor laughing I have boxes with large openings and ones with
1/2 open fronts that they use Whistling And they go from box to box ALL summer Rolling on the floor laughing

I have Robins that use my paperbark tree. And last year WE had to fight off some Crows
Crying they got two of the babies before I got them. NOW my dogs know ITS OK to get
the black birds and the Robins are my buddies Lovey dubby They follow me around as I
throw them worms LOL

We are selling our house this year so I am slowly relocating some of my nest boxes
to my neighbors yard . And she said she will take care of them when we leave. Im leaving
her a bag of food and a feeder also Whistling
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Name: Brian
Ontario Canada (Zone 5b)
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bearsearch
Mar 6, 2012 8:09 AM CST
I wish they just migrated through here too but they stay ALL summer.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Mar 6, 2012 8:21 AM CST
I found a dead baby Chickadee. Wrens go in and bust out the house. They are fierce territorial males.
All of mine are up for the winter except the artsy frtsy one.
Name: Shannon
Burkeville,Va (Zone 7a)
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Shannon
Mar 6, 2012 8:36 AM CST
We have a pair of Warrens living in the warehouse at my job. I have been feeding them all
winter Lovey dubby Cool little birds When their bowl is empty the male stars singing for me
to refill it and Im trained I do Rolling on the floor laughing
The horse is God's gift to mankind. ~Arabian Proverb
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
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ge1836
Mar 6, 2012 8:49 AM CST
What are Warrens?
I'll google
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Mar 6, 2012 8:51 AM CST
Found it ,sweet

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Name: Shannon
Burkeville,Va (Zone 7a)
The House on the Hill Gardens
Roses Butterflies Seed Starter Enjoys or suffers cold winters Birds Peonies
Sedums Hostas Cottage Gardener Echinacea Clematis Irises
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Shannon
Mar 6, 2012 10:53 AM CST
Ooops spelled wrong Carolina Wren. A cute little brown bird with attitude Angel
I will try to get their picture.
The horse is God's gift to mankind. ~Arabian Proverb
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
Mar 6, 2012 11:10 AM CST
I had a Carolina Wren at my feeders this winter. Almost never see them in the summer. I just have House Wrens.
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Mar 6, 2012 11:56 AM CST
bearsearch said:I've had robins, morning doves, wrens, hummingbirds and cardinals all in my garden till the blackbirds came and started nesting here and eating all the other birds young. Now all I have is the blackbirds and can't get rid of them. Anybody have suggestions on how I might? I knock their nests out of the trees when I find them and shoot small cardboard pellets at them ( doesn't kill them but sure scares them momentarily) My feeders are all set for smaller birds and exclude the blackbirds but they eat what falls on the ground. Even the dogs don't scare them off. Confused


Bearsearch, Welcome! so happy to see you here!

Perhaps someone on the Bird forum can help with your Blackbird question, if you would like to post it there:

The thread "This thread is for the birds" in Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum
Name: Brian
Ontario Canada (Zone 5b)
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bearsearch
Mar 6, 2012 3:16 PM CST
Thanks Janice, I'll try that and see what they can suggest. Thumbs up
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 22, 2012 10:03 PM CST
I cleaned out all my birdhouses last week and have seen the chicadees already looking inside. I haven't put out any new ones as I have plenty already around the place. I have found the birds here like the kinds that are mounted so that they are more sturdy and have always ignored any that just hang and sway.

I have birdbird type house but have never seen a bluebird. And then I also have wren/chicadee houses with the small entrance holes. I have a pair of chicadees nesting each spring now for at least seven years and I also have a nesting pair of house wrens.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
Mar 23, 2012 2:09 AM CST
I didnt realize birds wouldnt next in a hanging house. I will need to have SIL drill hole for nails.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 23, 2012 10:23 AM CST
Well, I suppose that they do or the places offering nesting boxes would not be selling hanging boxes. But they have never picked any hanging boxes here in my garden. Might be different at another garden.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
Mar 23, 2012 11:00 AM CST
I thought the posts were about chickadee houses. I bought some that hang on a hook in the tree.

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