Bird houses - do I even bother?
Hello - I'm fairly new to this forum. I've lost interest in some of my other regulars. Need some new input I guess. I have a question about bird houses. I'm interested in giving the birds in my yard more areas to nest. I'm planning on adding some bushes and possibly a fir tree, but those take time to grow. All that's there now is some marsh grasses and several swamp Maples. Is there any sense in putting up bird houses? Would the birds even use them? Right now I've got a good variety of visitors. I'm worried I'd just be throwing off the whole balance by putting up houses that some birds would use over others, and the result would be some of them being driven away. Humans are just so good at introducing things that just mess up the natural balance. I'm leaning toward not putting up anything man made. Any pros or cons to bird houses?