Bird Hides - designs
peter crow <>
Tue, 23 Mar 2010 16:05:26 +1000
Far too many Bird hides are over designed.
The best ones I've used are ones with large openings, are dark inside,
have an overhang on the front to assist keeping those inside darker so
the are difficult to use.
Small openings, slots either vertical or horizontal, flaps which close
with a bang all seem to make birding more difficult.
The only problem with making the inside too dark is it becomes a haven
for mozzies. The hide at Gum Swamp near Parkes in a good example of
The hides at Fivebough swamp at Leeton a with large open fronts are
examples of open fronted ones. The one overlooking the swamp never
seems to cause bird disturbance unless those inside are noisy while
the one overlooking the large pond is too light and the ducks always
move away when someone enters. This hide faces east and gets the
morning sun inside.
The Kiss principle probably applies to hides also.
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