Good night for anyone, i m the owner of a small orchard in the village of Niguelas in Granada (southern Spain) which i m trying to convert on an interesting and attractive place for wildlife.
First trouble i ve found i want to place there a bird feeder but there are some cats loitering over there and i m afriad they could attack bird as they stay on the feeder table...
There would have overflying some other threat for my future bird feeders, but they take part of the free laws of nature..
In reply to James:
Hi Jim , great hearing from you as always. Here you are some pics of the orchard and views from it. Facing east, there is a sort of microclimate created throughout the small orchard as the
the rock wall manages to stop north winds when winter comes in and surrounding trees provide appreciated shades in summer time. You can see at the first pic the room where i am thinking
to put bird feeders, may be to the right as far as possible from the rocky wall...which level could be correct for the feeder table? i was thinking about some 1,8 metres over the floor.
Thanks for your help
In reply to Dave - CH:
Good night Dave. I know them, i was visiting the spot you say some years ago and it was really amazing for birdwatching. But i am afraid they are ecosystem very different.In fact the orchard is placed in a mountain environment as you can see at the google pic i ve attached, just at the edge of a deep valley upon wich the village of Niguelas is placed.
In reply to Robbo:
Thanks Robbo for your recommendations. In prevoius set with pics i ve just uploaded you can see ( i attach it again) a huge poplar tree where golden orioles are nesting every summer but i dont knonw what kind of nestbox could be right for them.
Your welcome, sadly I can't help more David, and looking at a Golden Oriol's nest I don't think they would use an alternative but I could be wrong.
Golden oriole nest.
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