Bird Hides - designs

Subject: Bird Hides - designs
From: peter crow <>
Date: 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 this.

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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