Do birds care what the house looks like?
I am planning on getting a nice birdhouse for my birthday (DH always gets me something garden related). I want to get an attractive one, white with a copper roof or maybe something folksy that looks like a saltbox house. As you can see I haven't decided and am having a blast online searching.
Anyway, I am planning on mounting it on a post in a bed about 20feet from my front door. I was thinking about a 5-6ft post.
I'm wondering if birds are put off by the cutesy ones with windows and doors or do they just care about the size of the opening?
Any help is appreciated, and sources for nice, long-lived houses would be great!