The photohunters theme this week is ruin(ed). Over the years my new (now old) deck which includes a wall has been ruin(ed) by the birds.
When they first drilled small holes it was sweet seeing the little nuthatches poking their heads out in the spring, but water got in and big parts of the wood started to rot.
Then other animals got in and chewed into the electrical wiring so I am afraid to use my deck lights.
I have ten nesting boxes and loads of over grown bushes which provide habitat for the birds. Two of my nesting boxes were ruined by woodpeckers trying to enlarge the holes even though they aren't big enough for woodpeckers to nest in.My friend who built the small nesting boxes for me, built a large one for the woodpeckers after they attacked two of the small ones.
Above is one of the small nesting boxes that hasn't been ruined and in the spring the little chickdees will start poking their heads out.
If you get a chance to check out the parallel lives ruins at Snap2Days, SabineM and I have a post there.
On Saturday you can find other participants at the home of the hunt here - PhotoHunt