Any rules for placing bird houses?
I have a new birdhouse and want to place it. It is very pretty and decorative but also good for outdoors. It can also be unscrewed to empty and clean out. I would love to have it somewhere close enough to view all the details on it, but would like some birds to use it.
I was thinking of just mounting it on a post or hanging it from a tree? I keep thinking that I don't know how birds can use it if it is out in the open like that, because cats and squirrels could get into it.
I also wonder about whether there is a certain direction to have the opening facing and what about rain and sun getting onto the house.
Thanks very much,