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Mount a Copper Birdhouse on Your Fence Post January 14 2020

Can I mount a copper birdhouse or feeder on my fence? Yes... you might even mount one on that giant tree trunk. From smaller bluebird birdhouses to massive dovecotes... possibilities abound!

With some degree of simple customization- or not, our vinyl birdhouses and bird feeders will or can be made to fit your fence post. Already have a vinyl fence? Most corner posts are standard size and the copper bluebird house fits perfectly for a seamless fit.

If the corner posts are a true 4x4, simply remove the mounting collar and slide the birdhouse onto the post. It's all about location of nest boxes for bluebirds, and most times this is ideal.

Vinyl Bluebird House Mounted on Vinyl FenceHaving been unseasonably warm in Atlanta, bluebirds are already checking out birdhouses and scuffling for territory. It's kind of sad because not too long ago they were one big happy family!

It's the juveniles who fledged last year with one or two sets of parents. But this is how nature works with survival of the fittest. Some juveniles may stick around to feed only, seeking suitable nesting spots nearby. Offering another bluebird house may afford youngsters the opportunity to pair with a mate and raise a successful brood!

Concerning location... place the new bluebird house out of sight from the original. Possibly one in the front of your home and one in back, or on either side of your property. (Copper bluebird house customer installation photo).

In a fenced vegetable garden setting, this customer opted for four corner accents using three copper birdhouses and one bird feeder. A traditional wire and wood fence with 5xx5 posts, mounting brackets were adjusted to slide right over the posts.

Copper Bird Feeder Mounted on Fence PostAlthough it's the dead of winter, this area should look pretty sweet once the growing season starts and nesting birds discover their new accommodations! 

Copper Birdhouse Mounted on Fence Post

Sadly the mighty oak or maple that once graced your yard had to be removed- leaving a naked massive tree trunk (in this instance). Because that trunk can still support life in various forms, the owner wanted to keep it as part of the landscape. Enter the custom copper birdhouse with 30" diameter base!

Custom Vinyl Birdhouse Under Construction

It involves measuring, planning and an architect's touch as it's all in the details. Although we haven't yet received pics of the installation, here's the birdhouse under construction. Due to sheer size, this copper roof required the wood under-layment for additional support.

The trunk was about 28" diameter at top and left at 13 ft. height. The birdhouse base was made with a slight overhang, finished with double trim and separate adjustable grooved vinyl band to be placed around the trunk- directly below the base for a finished appearance. Because it's always the details that matter- nothing looks like an afterthought. Can't wait to see this one installed... come on spring!


Presents of Presence with Bird Feeder Gifts January 05 2020

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Holiday Gift Guide for Birders, Gardeners and Artsy Folks! October 13 2019

For birders, gardeners and those who love quirky nature-theme decor... find the most unique birdhouses, cool bird feeders, garden art and more

Traffic Sparse at Your Bird Feeders? October 09 2019

With two sides to the question of disappearing feeder birds, let's focus on the bigger picture

Cool Ideas for Bird Feeder Hooks and Poles August 22 2019

Need something different to hang your new feeder... or bird bath?

Standard shepherd's hooks may not always be the best route depending on your space. Other bird feeder poles and bracket options abound! Even for small yards and on balconies you can still entice lots of feathered friends with fresh water and/or bird feeders.

Just a small patch of green: These mod poles are ideal for small dish-type or hummingbird feeders. No-fuss, they stake right into the ground or in your favorite pot, which also makes them perfect on the balcony when tucked in a large planter among flowers. Adjustable to 42" height makes this pole versatile for most spaces too!
Bird Feeder Pole

On the wall: Because the industrial look may not be so appealing with your pretty new feeder, these cast iron scroll hooks offer a rustic and softer solution. Whether on the wall of your home, a fence, tree or other structure, the charming iron hanger is strong enough for bird baths too. It sets off a hanging basket of flowers beautifully and again- perfect for the balcony and other small spaces.
Cast Iron Scroll Bird Feeder Hook

On the deck: These round deck brackets absolutely rock! Because they're versatile for any shallow dish (plant saucers work great) you can easily create a birdbath or feeder with excellent views from inside your home. Brackets clamp-on so there's no damage to deck rails, use them from first to third floor decks... birds will find them!

When placed by the kitchen sink window, views to the deck come alive with magic as birds splash and preen right in front of you! Clamp-On Deck Brackets are available in 8" or 14" diameter.
Clamp-On Deck Bracket

In the yard: You just can't beat the Squirrel Stopper Pole System, especially if uber-squirrel resides at your place! Everything needed to create an ultimate birdie oasis is included with this one! Sturdy as can be, there's a ground auger to stabilize the main pole. The attached baffle thwarts pesky critters like nobody's business.

Unique new bronze color with 8 hooks on 2 main arms allow for a variety of feeders such as suet, peanut, thistle or mixed seed. Hang a bird bath for those who may not visit your feeders. Try some nesting materials in spring, even flower baskets if you choose. There's room enough for everything!
Squirrel Stopper Pole System in Bronze
Birding accessories have come a long way, especially in feeder hooks, brackets and poles. Boring need not apply. Find unique brackets and hooks best suited for your space... whether installation is for a small yard, large yard or balcony. If you build it... birds will find it!

 


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Dovecote Birdhouse is a Big Daddy Father's Day Gift! May 19 2019

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Too Late to Hang a Handmade Birdhouse? March 03 2019

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