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July 5, 2006

See-Through Bird House



Remember the ant farm you had when you were a kid?

This takes it to the next dimension.

From the website:

    Nest View

    The whole family will enjoy the fascinating glimpse of bird life possible with Nest View.

    This see-through bird house mounts directly to a window of your home, so kids can watch a family of birds build a nest, feed their young, maybe even witness a fledgling's first flight!

    4"sq. x 8"H size is ideal for nuthatches, chickadees, wrens, and other common species.

    All ages.


I must say that when I first saw the picture I thought it was a Joseph Cornell box that had somehow slipped through a catalog wormhole.


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Do you know of any that has a see through front that can be mounted on to a post or beam outside... as opposed to a see through back which is mounted on a window?

Posted by: Janet Elizabeth | May 5, 2008 12:10:26 PM

I think so, IB. At least, I know they do it with mirrors. When a long-ago cat of mine used to bring still living (and flying) birds into my house on a regular basis, they each and every one flew into (or behind, since the top is suspended 6" from the wall) the huge 7'X 5' mirror over the mantel and went kaput, poor things.

I'm no bird expert but I think some kinds are more disposed to fraternizing with humans than others (or maybe just less put off by the idea) and they might take to the see-through arrangement. My mother's yard always had bluebirds and they were amazingly friendly critters.

Posted by: Flutist | Jul 6, 2006 12:53:06 AM

Yeah... I was wondering how you would convince a bird to live in there. I mean it's see through - wouldn't the bird get freaked out seeing humans so close by all the time? There's a reason birds fly into windows (sometimes repeatedly) - I would take that to be because they can't differentiate between glass and not-glass.

Posted by: IB | Jul 5, 2006 11:56:21 PM

We have one of these -- now about ten years old -- and also, no nest. Ever.

But my neighbor growing up had a similar set up for a beehive -- it worked fine!

Posted by: Mb | Jul 5, 2006 6:33:00 PM

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