The Villages Florida Area Real Estate: Setting Up House

Setting Up House

Setting up House

I have managed to make my yard very attractive to all sorts of birds, and it is really paying off this year with some rather unusual bird sightings.  One of our favorite things is having the birds take up residence in one of our bird houses.  The luxury flat below has been a favorite of our Carolina Wrens for the last few years, but this year a Chickadee couple beat them to it.

Red Birdhouse

On the other end of the garden sits this bungalow that really is quite a nice home despite a piece of missing trim.  Hopefully this year's resident will not cause more damage.  Someone is doing some staging inside, but I have yet to see who the new neighbors will be.

Yellow Bird House

 

 

Chris K. Canfield

REALTOR®, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, GREEN, MRP, SRES 

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

2890 E. Skyline Drive, #250

Tucson, Arizona  85718

 

 

Mary-kay Canfield and Chris Canfield ActiveRain ProfileE-mail Chris and Mary-kay Canfield

 

 

Comment balloon 19 commentsChris Canfield • May 08 2011 06:18PM

Comments

Very inviting yard. Your feathered friends should be very happy.

 Blooming for Mother's Day!

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) over 7 years ago

cute bird houses!

Posted by Michele Sims (Affinity Real Estate, LLC) over 7 years ago

Hi Roy - Thanks, our feathered friends are very spoiled.  They also have an inground swimming pool.  : )

Hi Michele - Thanks for stopping by!

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Chris, very colorful houses. Getting ready for the influx of new tenants and the new families they'll create

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 7 years ago

Hey Chris, thanks for the bird house info. I've been thinking of building some for our backyard. Gotta get some plans. Do you have any you'd like ot pass on? I find the second one interesting as we live in a log house.

Posted by Ted Tyrrell, Selling Homes in Beautiful Victoria (RE/MAXCamosun (Chatterton)) over 7 years ago

What a great birdie land lord you are!!!   I am afraid to get to friendly with the birds as I dont' have mature trees for one and lots of stray cats for another!  

Great job and love the pictures!

Posted by Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady! (Keller Williams Realty Boise) over 7 years ago

It will be fun to see who the little stagers are!  They must have had a super realtor help them find this charming little home....

Posted by Brenda Whitman, Live in Laramie Real Estate, Broker/Co-Owner, Laramie, Wyoming (Live in Laramie Real Estate, Laramie, Wyoming) over 7 years ago

Hi Chris, As a very talented home Builder ( for Birds) I love your designs and these are so wonderful. This makes watching the birds not only fun but adds some real panache to your home!

Posted by William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE (RE/MAX Associates) over 7 years ago

Hi Chris,

Great houses!  We keep a list from the Audubon Society and mark off new arrivals to our yard.  Spotting a new bird is always fun.  Haven't seen any unusual ones in a while however.

Lisa

Posted by The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties (Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville) over 7 years ago

Chris....You did a great job and will attract a lot of birds.....My mom would be proud of you......Great post!
Hope you have a great day!!---Rob

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) over 7 years ago

Hi Ed - I just hope that a woodpecker doesn't try to take up residence in one of the houses.  They have a tendancy to widen the doorway.  : )

Hi Ted - I am proud to say that the paint jobs are mine, but the building was left to others.  I haven't built a bird house since my boy scouting days.  : )

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Hi Deborah - Glad you enjoyed the photos.  These bird houses are pretty high up on slippery poles to keep the non-flying critters from getting in.

Hi Brenda - I imagine that their REALTOR is very active on twitter.  : )

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Hi William - I can build a lot of things when it comes to my home, but building bird houses is not something I have tried for a long time.  Maybe I will have to give it a try (I did have to rebuild the red one last year, after all, after a woodpecker decided to widen the hole!). 

Hi Lisa - This year I have seen a Scarlet Tanager (which I had never seen here before) and quite a few sightings of a Pileated Woodpecker (which I had only seen rarely before).  It's been great fun.

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Hi Rob - The birds love it when you roll out the royal treatment.  Plenty of food, water, lodging, and places to hide and you suddenly become a sanctuary.  It is quite enjoyable.

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Chris,

You do a GREAT job attracting beautiful birds to beautiful homes in beautiful Connecticut! This has to be a destination for the elite, just because of you!

If I was a bird, I'd be flying to CT!

Patricia

Posted by Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 7 years ago

Hi Patricia - Well I certainly do what I can to make Connecticut a destination!  : )

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Hi Chris,

We have never seen a Scarlet Tanager, Pileated Woodpecker (lots of downy, hairy and yellow bellied sapsuckers), or a bluebird in our yard.  :(  I am jealous.  Maybe I need to put up a few houses.

Lisa

Posted by The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties (Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville) over 7 years ago

Chris, These are luxury flats!  Great to look at as you do your bird watching.  Chickadees make great nests for their young.  Hopefully you will have some great photo ops in the days and weeks ahead.

Gloria

Posted by Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA (Century 21 Absolute Realty ) over 7 years ago

Hi Lisa - We have lots of shrubs, trees, bird baths, food, houses--a regular luxury resort.  : )

Hi Gloria - It seems early, but the racket the birds were making this morning sounded like the youngsters are starting to make themselves heard.

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

This blog does not allow anonymous comments