About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Simple bird house pole

Millions of people like having birds in their yards for the beauty, song, and entertainment. But of course they are also beneficial to us in several ways. Observing birds raise a family is very educational, and the birds that live in bird houses devour pesky insects by the thousands each day. This is not only nice for us but very good for your garden too.

To attract a bird family to nest in your yard you can hang a bird house off a fence post or on a tree but depending on where you live, this may not provide enough protection from predators. The best way to put up small nest boxes is on free-standing metal poles. The advantages of Poles are that they can be moved to the perfect habitat, can be equipped with predator guards, and when installed they are the perfect height for easy monitoring of bird nests.

Wild Birds Unlimited has a selection of simple to install poles to hang or mount your bird feeders or houses. The exclusive, patented Advanced Pole System® (APS) offers a 6' Bluebird Pole with Flange that is perfect for larger houses. To install just twist the pole into the ground using the convenient corkscrew auger. Tests show the pole stays straight in up to 35 MPH wind gusts. Then attach your mounting flange to the house and thumbsrew in place.

For smaller wren and chickadee houses Wild Birds Unlimited has 6' Spiral Pole that also has a flange that attaches to the house and is removable from the pole to make it easier for maintenance. This hand made heavy duty wrought iron is 1/2" square spiral pole with a black powder coat finish. It is erected effortless by stepping it into the ground.

In Michigan songbirds can begin looking for house as early as January and February. Make sure to put your houses as early as possible to have the best chance for a nesting family to move in this year.

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- When do birds begin nesting? http://bit.ly/A8OFNi
- 5 Tips to Attract Birds to Nest in your Bird Houses http://bit.ly/x16Dqr
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