While browsing those old pictures taken inside those BHs that I revamped I came across some that are worth to talk about.
One of the selected picture is this interesting method that my workers installed:
Looking at this first picture you might ask "What is so special about this?"
Before I answer your question let us talk about its make up and where it was installed.
The wall on the background indicated that it was installed on those nesting plank that was on the wall of the nesting room.
It has to be on the perimeter of the box between a wall and a beam.
There are three pieces of woods. One in the waste wood piece and there are two pieces of short corner covers.
The shorten 90* corner covers were with those grooves.
My question here is that "How many nests can be build at this particular location?"
There are 8 possible locations. Four on the right and four on the left.
If you remove the gadget how many nest can be build at this location?
So we have 8 against 2 or 400% more by putting this gadget at a selected location.
This will be very good for a BH that is facing shortage of nesting space.
A very simple idea but if you analyse its advantages it will make you smile.
Beside additional nesting space what else can you benefited by installing this gadget?
If you BH is new, this gadget will be something that will attract those birds to quickly decide to be your tenant.
They prefer the one on the top of the 90* corner cover.
You have two spots here. One of the left and one on the right.
Beside creating that platform to build their nest you also provide them with a 90* angle where they are protected from any attack from the left, right and the top.
You know that new birds prefer those 90* corners more that flat surface right?
So you are talking at giving them the sense of security and a platform to start their first nest.
Also remember my advise that if you want a couple that just entered your BH try to do everything that you can to lure them to stay until the female laid her first egg.
Both will be your tenant until they die !!!
More pictures for your to look at: