ISSUE 54  |  Bedrooms

Cold-Weather Birdhouses from Belgium

January 11, 2013 4:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

We’ve been admiring a collection of warm birdhouses for cold weather, offered by Dille & Kamille, Belgium’s version of a hardware store (translation: a shop where everything is beautiful as well as being utilitarian).

Above: A braided Nest Pouch for Small Birds (Top) was designed especially to please wrens; it’s €6.50 from Dille & Kamille.

Above: The Apple Cottage is a bird feeder that requires an apple but no seeds; €4.95. To vary birds’ diet, consider a Bread Bird Feeder ($7.49 from Backyard Gardener).

Above: A Birdhouse for Great Tits also offers refuge to pied flycatchers and pimpelmeesjes is €12.50; hang it in a shady spot and out of the reach of the neighborhood cats.

Above: Made of weatherproof spruce, a Sparrows Flat can accommodate a group of birds that likes to nest together; it’s €22.50 from Dille & Kamille.

For more ways to keep birds warm this winter, see “Up on the Roof: A Red Tile Birdhouse” and “5 Favorites: Birdhouses.”

N.B.: For more, see “Shopper’s Diary: Dille & Kamille in Bruges.”