Over ten years ago an old time friend of ours made us this log cabin swinging bird house. We'd kept it inside our home for years. When we moved here we noticed hooks on the back covered porch so we hung it up. It swung facing east. This Spring I asked Gary to reach up and turn the bird house the other direction. As you can see birds have taken up residence in the swinging bird house.
Here is the bird with a seed in her mouth ready to bring it to the nest. She chirps loudly if Barney or we are nearby and waits till we leave before entering the nest. She chirps so much that Barney now ignores her. Since the bird house is hanging there is no way Barney can reach it.
I am keeping a close eye out for when the baby birds fledge. I'll have to keep Barney in the house then. Both the mother and the father bring food to the nest. Can you recognize the variety of bird? It holds its tail up in the air. I think it's a type of warbler. If so please let me know. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.