A few years ago, whilst shopping in Asda, I threw this "decorative" bird box in my shopping trolley. It was fixed to a fence for years, and hung about looking decorative. At the end of last year, I hung it on a rusty nail on the wall outside of the kitchen window as the fancy pot that had hung there had fallen off and smashed in a strong wind. Never for one moment did I think birds would find it a "des res". The amount of foot fall traffic the passes by is considerable. A basketball is often thrown against the wall, and we are in the garden a lot. So one day when I noticed a couple of Blue Tits obviously nest building, I was delighted, but also fairly alarmed, as the box isn't very securely fixed, and it as a bit of an angle!
On Sunday, we noticed both birds busily bringing mouthfuls of bugs back. They gradually got confident with hubby and I hanging about in the garden too. I tried to photograph them dropping in, but they are too fast for my camera!
On my way past it on Sunday evening, I could hear a few little baby tweets coming from the box, so it sounds like we have a new family on the block.
Next year I shall erect a proper RSPB bird box.