We use to have a lot of song birds, swallows and other birds nesting around our house. Over the last few years the magpies have become so prevalent that they have destroyed the bird population. They eat the baby birds and eggs to the point that the birds stay away from our house. This year though their population was way down my neighbor told me they had had a big battle with the crows late last year and it had nicely culled their ranks.
A friend gave me this little rustic birdhouse, which is decorative it has glitter and pine cones decorating it. I'm pretty big on hanging things from my aspen trees so this has been in my garden for a year. The other day I was headed down stairs when I heard little cheeping I could not figure out where it was coming from. A little teeny bird had decided this was home. How awesome is that?