Wren Birdhouse
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Spring is in the air! I made a wren birdhouse a couple years ago in the shape of an acorn. Got lots of comments on it and the wife has been after me to make some more. So, I did and shot a little video of it at the same time. Easy and fun project and the ladies love em!

Wren birdhouse
Steve K


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  Re: Wren Birdhouse by Steve K (Spring is in the air...)
Steve

I have been wanting to make small bird houses/ornament and big birdhouses for several years now and it seems I am just to busy doing other thing.

I do have a few 8" thick by 20" ceder logs in my garage I am wanting to make into birdhouses for 4 months now and they are still sitting next to the lathe.



Sometime I am going to have some ME time and make a lot of things I want.

Arlin
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  Re: Wren Birdhouse by Steve K (Spring is in the air...)
Very neat -- I may have to try some of those.

One word of advice to birdhouse makers -- don't put those little perches by the doors. They provide predators a place to perch and reach in and grab eggs/young.

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  Re: Re: Wren Birdhouse by Wild Turkey (Very neat -- I may h...)
Wild Turkey said:


Very neat -- I may have to try some of those.

One word of advice to birdhouse makers -- don't put those little perches by the doors. They provide predators a place to perch and reach in and grab eggs/young.






Good advice and I address that in the video. For wrens especially no perch is better.
Steve K


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  Re: Wren Birdhouse by Steve K (Spring is in the air...)
Nice! Thanks for the video. :-)
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  Re: Wren Birdhouse by Steve K (Spring is in the air...)
Did some wren houses this year myself. Not of the same quality, but they are ready for the orchard when the snow lets me in. Couple of sources recommended ventilation for best egg development, so they are vented.

Bluebird houses went up during last week's thaw. Old ones were over 12 years, and getting ratty.




Better to follow the leader than the pack. Less to step in.
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  Re: Re: Wren Birdhouse by MichaelMouse (Did some wren houses...)
MichaelMouse said:


Did some wren houses this year myself. Not of the same quality, but they are ready for the orchard when the snow lets me in. Couple of sources recommended ventilation for best egg development, so they are vented.
Bluebird houses went up during last week's thaw. Old ones were over 12 years, and getting ratty.









I like that design. You know, I'm sure, the same male wren will build in as many houses and attract as many mates as he can? When I was younger that seemed a fine plan, now, not so much


We always have blue birds in our yard but have stopped putting up houses. The last few times we did something killed the young so I just stopped putting them up. Sadly, we suspect it was the wrens.
Steve K


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  Re: Re: Wren Birdhouse by Steve K ([blockquote]MichaelM...)
Bluebirds in more or less open fields, wrens in the edge of the woods is what I read for placement. Keeps them apart. BB houses go in pairs or trios for me. Swallows hate swallows, bluebirds hate bluebirds in their territory. Diversity works in their neighborhood!
Better to follow the leader than the pack. Less to step in.
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  Re: Wren Birdhouse by Steve K (Spring is in the air...)
Steve

I finally got to watch it and I enjoyed it a lot and enjoyed seeing you too.

Arlin
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Hi, I'm Arlin's proud wife! His brain trma & meds-give memory probs and has pain from injuries, but all is well materially & financially.  
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