We have seen many a nest box in recent years at area parks and greenway trails. Most of them have been disasters---for the birds. I was pleasantly surprised to see huge improvements with boxes on one of our oldest town trails. The boxes are reasonably proportioned and have ring predator guards, and are on posts instead of trees, say. Not all of these boxes are well placed. This one sat right underneath a tree limb that might well invite snake attacks, and the cone guard struck me as too low to thwart squirrels. Overall, these are the best boxes I have seen in awhile and a sign that someone out there is doing some thinking!
This Wingscapes BirdCam enthusiast and keeper of a well-stocked "bird cafe" has been watching birds in Cary for over 18 years. I adopted the BirdCam in December 2007 and have been working with the product daily, recording over 35 species locally and gaining significant experience with the use of this amazing device. I'm not a "power birder." While I enjoy birdwatching in the field, I appreciate the simple delights of the birds found in my own backyard or in places just down the street. These are truly interesting places and I never tire of the little stories told every day in those places. The birds are central to this experience, but expect me to talk about the things that also are part of the birdwatching experience here at Cary BirdCam, from buying bird seed to crunching numbers in the logbook. Thanks for being a reader!