The Open Platform can be used under porches, eaves and other
Blue Jays, and
Phoebes may nest on this platform.
Make from pine wood and assemble with screws in pre-drilled
countersunk pilot holes.
Mount this platform on the side of a garage or shed over
looking both open spaces and foliage in your back yard from seven to fifteen
Carefully select a location that provides a balance of
protection from predators, elements, access, visibility, and varying
sunlight. Make sure objects that cats and squirrels can climb do not provide
access to the nest
Remove the nest in late summer or fall after the brood
rearing seasons are over.
Robins, Phoebes, Blue Jays, Doves, Song Sparrows and Barn and Cliff
Swallows may use this nesting platform, although the mud pellet nests of Barn
and Cliff Swallows usually adhere to vertical surfaces just beneath ceilings.
They may utilize this model minus the floor.
Catbirds and Brown Thrashers also occasionally nest on