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Providing Nest Material for Birds: Dos & Don'ts
Most birds build some kind of structure to contain their eggs and nestlings. A bird's nest may be as simple as a nighthawk's or Killdeer's depression on the ground, a hole in a tree excavated by a woodpecker, or an elaborate pouchlike nest woven by an oriole. The most familiar
Duncraft.com: Hummingbird House
The Hummingbird House comes with two metal frames shaped like a forked branch of a tree where hummers build an open-cupped nest. Includes a leaf "umbrella" for overhead protection, a landing branch & starter nesting material. Mounting hardware & complete instructions provided. Hummers won't nest in a windy location: the best place to mount their house is under an eave of your house or in a corner. Two nesting frames are provided because hummers often start 2 nests & then choose the least windy.
Duncraft.com: Duncraft Barn Swallow & Phoebe Nesting Shelf
Barn Swallow & Phoebe Nesting Shelf: Experience one of the joys of backyard birding and watch birds build a nest! Birds prefer having a view of their surroundings to better protect their nestlings from predators. For extra protection, place in a low traffic area under the eaves of a house, garage or shed. #diybirdhouse #birdhouseplans #buildingbirdhouses #birdhouses #birdhome #birdabode #birdnest #babybirds #nesting #wildbirds #nestingmaterial #bathouses #purplemartinhouse #wrenhouse