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Wendy Bird: Time to clean out birdhouses
If you don't have a birdhouse, or need more, they are available for a donation toward materials at Day & Day, 1011 Campbellsville Road, Columbia, KY built by Michael Morris, whose work is in the hope that people will put them up, giving homes to the beautiful birds of Adair County
By Wendy Butler Burt
It may not yet feel like Spring, but every day I'm seeing new signs that the season will arrive after all - leaf buds on trees are beginning to swell, birdsong fills the morning air and, the other day when the temperature shot up (oh, such a brief warming), I heard this year's very first Spring Peepers along Crocus Creek.
Bluebirds, chickadees, other cavity-nesting birds around
I've also noticed bluebirds, chickadees and other cavity-nesting birds hovering around the birdhouses we have scattered around our property. So, even though the daytime temperature had dropped again, we went on a walkabout/driveabout to clean all our birdhouses (and our purple martin house that never has been home to purple martins but, instead, to tree swallows, bluebirds, and house sparrows), readying them for this year's broods. If you do the same, you\'ll be rewarded with the beauty of even more birds around your home.
Bluebird houses by Michael Morris available at Day & Day
And if you want or need more bluebird houses, there are plenty available at Day & Day Feed and Pet at 1099 Campbellsville Road, Columbia, KY. The cost? Only a donation of your choice ($1, $2, $5, other?) to cover the cost of materials. Michael Morris builds these birdhouses and puts them out at Day & Day in the hope that people will put them up, giving homes to the beautiful birds of Adair County.
Sites for your bluebird house
How to locate a bluebird house: Mount your birdhouses on a pole or tree, about 5-6 feet above the ground, with the entrance hole facing east. An east-facing entrance collects the warm morning sun, but not the strong glare of southern exposure - also avoiding cold north winds and driving rains that often blow from the west.
Wendy Butler Burt, aka "Wendy Bird"
This story was posted on 2014-03-01 06:30:34
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