Bird Guardian Original
Perfect solution against predators
There's nothing more heart wrenching than to find that a squirrel, raccoon, or other predator has reached into a bird's home and ripped out the eggs or babies from what they thought to be a safe haven that you provided for them. And I need not put into words what they do to those eggs and babies--your mind has probably already created an image for you. This marvelous attachment to your birdhouse prevents this tragedy from occurring. It takes only moments to attach and provides safety to your little feathered friends. What more needs to be said for your peace of mind and for the safety of the birds???
April 14, 2012
I just installed this on a bluebird box that they were building a nest in & the birds did not seem to mind it. I can't tell you how well it works since there are no eggs or baby birds yet. Since I had predators at this box that destroyed baby birds last year, I hope it works. Will update later if I can.
April 3, 2014
will protect eggs
will protect eggs from those darn grackles here in western pa. pesky bird pecks pieces of wood around entrance to bird house enuff to reach in and eat eggs. this poduct will prevent that.
March 28, 2014
verdict still out
I purchased three of the bird guardian attachments after having blue jays eat all the chickadee eggs (or hatchlings for the ones that made it that far) last year. This spring, we placed the "guardian" on nest boxes prior to nesting season so the birds could acclimate. The wanted nesting birds will not enter the box, so we have removed the "guardian". We will either make our own wooden extension or at least wait until the birds lay an egg or two before placing the guardian back on the box. We'll watch to see if the adult bird(s) will return to the nest within 30 mins, and if not, we will have to remove the guardian. We've also placed new boxes this year that have a larger roof and a 1.5 inch wooden entrance extension. The interior is smaller, which may be problematic for the blue birds, so we also have our original boxes up for the bluebirds.
I am not sure I would recommend these, as I am still working with it. I do expect that it would perform as designed, but if the nesting birds will not accept them, that negates the need for them. We'll keep monitoring. The chickadee was at the box within hours of removing. The bluebirds have yet to make an appearance this spring. The bluebirds were able to fight off the jays with no trouble last year. The wrens are safe with their nest design.
April 10, 2014