Friday, September 26, 2008

Free Housing, no mortgage, cheep cheep

Fall, a time to think about getting ready for winter and the holidays. It was just a visit to the local craft store to look at orange and black decorations..and there they sat looking right at me. Cheap housing. Hmmm .


A little paint and find it a good location. Maybe under the eve of the house,.. good protection and near food and water.


We have so many Downy Woodpeckers that I thought maybe we could attract one to adopt this little house for those cold nights!






She didn't appear to be interested until just about dusk several days later.
She visited several times, poking her head through the predator guard, hey, anyone in there?


Finally, around 7 o'clock, a week after I had installed and advertised "cheep" housing, she decided it was just for her!
She arrives daily around dusk and leaves right after sunrise. For now she is contented!

9 comments:

Charlie said...

Who wouldn't like free housing? It looks like the house is move in ready.

Dave's Bird Watching Blog said...

Wow! You are a professional already! Looks great, and you'll have a following in no time. I wondered when you would start your own blog! :-)

Betsy said...

Great Tina!!!!! Welcome to the world of blogging. I've been 'journaling' since June of '06---and love it!!!! Of course, as you know, I write about anything and everything--not just my birds!!!!! You'll love it!!! Congrats!

Tina said...

Thanks, Betsy to both you and Dave for your encouraging comments. You both have helped to open up this world of blogging and taking some time for myself! :)

Tina said...

Hey Charl,
...and who helped me make it that way? UUU :)

Tina said...

Thanks, Betsy to both you and Dave for your encouraging comments. You both have helped to open up this world of blogging and taking some time for myself! :)

Bird Girl said...

Well, that's an idea I have never thought of - I didn't know a Downy would go for that - love the picture with its little head in the entrance!

dguzman said...

WOW! You're amazing!

Eve said...

What a riot Tina! For some strange reason I would never have thought that a downy would go into a birdhouse!!

would like to hear your thoughts..