This old house…

Soon after I moved in here, I was bought a decorative bird house, which got put on the side of my garage, just above the trunk of my espaliered pear tree. In retrospect, it wasn’t in a good position to be useful to birds – too close to the ground, so too many people (i.e. me) about. But, as I say, it was decorative and would have been lost higher up a wall.

2013-05-12 10.56.15All the time it has been there, not a single bird has nested in it. Until this year. I am not entirely sure what they are, as they come and go so fast, but there have been a couple of birds visiting the box. This year, I let the pear tree grow out a bit , and as a result, there is more growth around the box, and so it is more protected.

Unfortunately, it has been on the wall for a good few years, and the recent attention seems to be all that was needed for the box to start to break apart. When I noticed this, it was barely hanging on the wall. I carefully and gently moved it, so it was more lodged against the trunk, aware of the beady eye pearing out at me. I don’t want to interfere too much, but at some time, I think I will bend some of the new growth around it and tie them to keep it safely lodged.

One Comment

  1. chris
    June 5, 2013

    I’m pleased to say that mum and dad bird are flying in and out of the pear tree on a regular feed run, so they don’t seem to have been too disturbed!

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