Photography Birdhouses by CShoreSal
I’ve got your birds covered!
CShoreSal Photography Birdhouse Features
- Incredible Nature & Location/Scenic Photographs from Sally Rothenhaus
- ¾” plywood for insulation
- Ventilation under the eaves
- Unsealed (but metal-wrapped) bottom for air flow and holes for moisture drainage
- Removable roof to clean out old nesting material
- Reinforced hanging hardware
Perches & Birdhouses
The reason there are no perches on these durable birdhouses is that the small, cavity-dwelling birds that use these houses don’t need them; they’ll perch directly on the hole’s edge. The larger birds (Starlings, Jays, etc) who harass these smaller birds, do require perches. By leaving off the perches, the smaller birds have a better chance of remaining in the house because they aren’t chased off by the larger birds and other predators.
However, some people just really prefer the aesthetic of a perch on their photo birdhouse, and some gardens don’t seem to have a problem with bully birds. If that is the case for you, then follow these simple instructions to add a decorative and durable perch to your birdhouse. Other than a drill, no special tools or bits are required. The aluminum on the birdhouses is light enough gauge that any bit will do the trick. Sally’s favorite tip? A small drawer pull makes a very sweet perch.
- Take off roof by removing the 4 roof screws (note the front/back direction of the roof)
- Mark center of birdhouse approximately 1.5” to 2” below the entrance hole
- Drill through front (metal & wood) at mark
- Attach a small cabinet cabinet-sized decorative door knob