Three New Birdhouses

Wild Plants & Animals

Mounted three new cedar birdhouses built for Chickadees and other small birds. They are installed at:

  • the northmost poles of the barn with a 1″ diameter hole for House Wrens, Lucy’s Warblers, Brown-headed Nuthatches, and Pygmy Nuthatches
  • the 1st barn pole from the north end on the east side (back side). This one has a 1-1/4″ hole for House Sparrows.
  • the little oak tree in the azalea bed next to the historic fence and above the old one screwed to the old post. This one has a 1-1/8″ hole for “all chickadees and Bewick’s Wren.”

The boxes are based on the plan at that said the design is for:

House and Bewick’s Wrens; Black-capped, Mountain, Boreal, Chestnut-backed, and Carolina Chickadees; Juniper, Black-crested, Oak, Tufted, and Bridled Titmice; Pygmy, White-breasted, Red-breasted, and Brown-headed Nuthatches; Prothonotary and Lucy’s Warbler; and Flying Squirrel.

  • Entrance hole diameter is 1″ for House Wrens, Lucy’s Warblers, Brown-headed Nuthatches, and Pygmy Nuthatches.
  • Use 1-1/8″ diameter for all chickadees and Bewick’s Wren.
  • Use 1¼” diameter for White-breasted Nuthatch, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Prothonotary Warbler, all titmouse species, and Flying Squirrel.
  • Entrance holes 1¼” and larger will admit House Sparrows so only use the larger diameter in heavily-wooded areas where there are few House Sparrows.
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