Why not BookBirds? We have bookworms! Here is my take on a bookbird! Fun!
These tiny little birds are nesting in books discarded from academic libraries. Learning in Adulthood published by Josse Bass and Bibliography of Bibliographies in American Literature – no wonder it was discarded!
Living in a “cookie cutter” type neighborhood isn’t easy. Every home has the exact same mailbox. Ours got jazzed up a little by the embellishment I added under the box. Every spring a new bird family made their nest inside the paper box. It is depressing to clean that out and toss away the new nests so many times.
A brainstorm arrived – add a birdhouse! This little thing is definitely an inside decoration, but was residing in the attic and has a metal roof! Residing in the attic and looking pretty or hosting a family on the mailbox? The perfect plan. I drilled a more appropriate hole in the side of the house for access, and glued that lovely little house into place.
Within the week, a new family moved in and made it home! The exterior is “weathering” but the birds are happy every year! Guess I’ll have to be on the lookout for a replacement.
It’s relaxing to just stop for a couple of minutes and listen. Those birds are singing and they sound happy. They’re happy in their trees or in my birdbook!