We bought one of the birdhouses purely for its appearance. While it had a door in the back for cleaning, we weren't sure any of the birds would use it because of its shiny metal roof. But we liked the way it looked and we hung it up to enjoy on its own. Surprisingly enough, it is the most popular birdhouse by far. We have several nestings every spring and summer and many birds seek shelter in there during the winter. The birdhouse has held chickadees. titmice, and nuthatches. So far this spring all three have checked out this popular spot.
Hmm...wonder if they've already rented it?
I'll just take a peek inside.
All right if I just pop all the way inside?
Very nice indeed.
The outside seems to be in good shape.
Notice in the above photograph a chickadee is sitting on a branch waiting a turn to check out the birdhouse. We never know who will end up with the first nest in there but over the summer several different bird couples will raise families in that house. And we will have the pleasure of seeing them bring their fledglings to our feeders.
Spring is definitely here despite our sudden "cold front." The hummingbirds arrived last week and I have heard the spring peepers. The trees are ready to leaf out. What a wonderful time of year!