Sparrow-Resistant House w/Free Book 5-3/4" x 8" x 10" high
SAFER THAN THE OTHER BIRD HOUSES
While the other birdhouses I purchased here are more attractive, they are not as safe as this birdhouse. The birdhouses are all described as rough on the inside so the birds can climb out ... BUT THAT IS NOT TRUE. The wood on the inside is as smooth as the outside, trapping the birds inside. So far I have found 2 dead birds in the other birdhouses. I certainly wish I had not rated the other birdhouses with the great rating that I gave them. This birdhouse is shorter so the nest is higher, making access to the hole possible. It is, however, not sparrow resistant. Sparrows are living in it now. I gave it a high rating because it is safer, and the birds don't die inside. I have since altered all the other birdhouses I purchased, adding blocks of wood to the bottom so the birds can get back out. All of these birdhouses should have been made using rough wood on the inside.
April 11, 2015
Sparrow-Resistant Bird House
I had purchased one for myself in the past and was pleased with the construction, and that the birds used it immediately. This purchase was as a gift for my Aunt.
April 6, 2015
Bluebirds Love it!
I was just amazed with this birdhouse. I had not seen a bluebird at all this year until I put up my new bluebird house. Low and behold it wasn't more than two days when I saw a male and female bluebird checking out the house. Sure enough they began building their nest. I now have 5 eggs in the nest waiting to hatch. Can't wait....The house sparrow took over one of my bluebird houses, so that is why I decided to give the sparrow-resistant house a try and as you can see from the photo, taken on 6-8-14 that is works. Thanks Dr. Foster and Smith...
June 26, 2014
No English sparrows!
Put up this bluebird box, and despite terrible problems w/English sparrows for quite a few years, including this spring, got a couple of bluebirds immediately, with no English sparrows in sight. The quality of the box is excellent. One problem...the door is really tight, and can't get it open to monitor. I soaped the edges, but didn't help. I am wondering if when the box weathers, the wood will shrink, but box has only been up a couple of weeks. If this works out as well as it has so far, I am going to recommend this box to everybody! I had given up on bluebirds altogether. AND the price was great.
June 6, 2014