Bird-Lore/Volume 01/No. 2/Sparrow Proof Houses

Sparrow Proof Houses

Mr. D. R. Geery, of Greenwich, Conn., sends us descriptions of the two birdhouses here figured. When designed for Bluebirds, they should be suspended from

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Made of rough boards. Size, 6 inches high, 5½ inches
square at the bottom, 3½ inches square at the top.

a limb ten or twelve feet from the ground, in such a manner as to allow them to swing slightly. Mr. Geery writes: “It may happen that the Sparrows will go to these houses and even commence to build, but, as soon as they find that they swing and are not firm, they will abandon them

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Made from a bark-covered log, 8 inches long and 8 inches in
diameter, a hole 5 inches in diameter being bored from end
to end, leaving an out wall 12 inches thick.

entirely. Wren boxes should be stationary, with an opening not much larger than a twenty-five-cent piece, and placed so as to be well shaded most of the day.”