For the Birds

One of my favorite things about spring is the sound of music coming from the treetops.  I love listening to the birds' little voices, each one joyfully singing its part.  And, although I couldn't tell you the species nor do I own binoculars or a bird watching book, I do enjoy them immensely and want them to keep nesting in my backyard.  So, perhaps installing a bird house or two would entice more of them to take up permanent residence in my backyard?

Of course, I wouldn't want just any old birdhouse.  I want something special.  Luckily, there are many fabulous birdhouses from which to choose.  Here are some of my favorites:

Bunny Williams' new creation for Ballard Designs is a mini replica of her Greek Revival Guest House.  With its clapboard siding, doric columns and classical pediment, what style savvy bird could resist?  I want to live there!

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Perhaps a southern plantation style house would be appropriate and attract the birds that live in my area.  After all, I do live in the south:

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Another option is this adorable Victorian style cottage.  Love the porch, the minty color green and the cedar roof shingles.

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Check out these adorable "beach huts".  These must be for the birds who are into the Tiny House craze.  To each his own...

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I have always wanted to spend the night in a lighthouse far out at sea. Maybe there is a species of bird who shares my desire? There is this charming birdhouse that is modeled after a lighthouse on Mackinac Island in Michigan:

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I love this gorgeous Victorian with Mansard roof called the Sag Harbor. Look at the balcony and the tiny bay window!

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On second thought, these houses are far too pretty to put outside for the birds, I think I would rather keep them inside where I can enjoy them!  

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