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Red Capitola Cottage Birdhouse

SKU: HB-9508RS

Original price was: $88.00.Current price is: $69.93.

Home Bazaar “Fledgling Series” Red Capitola Cottage Birdhouse

25 in stock


Capitola bills itself as California’s oldest beach resort. It features trendy shops and restaurants on its shore directly connecting to a fishing wharf and its large, sandy beach. In the summer of 1961, hundreds of birds attacked the town. Alfred Hitchcock, who was a regular visitor to nearby Santa Cruz, read about this episode and went on to direct a film, The Birds, based on the idea of hundreds of birds attacking humans. The reason for this attack remained unknown for over 25 years until it was discovered that the birds had been affected by domoic acid, a toxin produced by red algae! This red house with a blue door and yellow window frames comes equipped with a mounting bracket for easy installation. A 1.25” hole will allow wrens, finches, chickadees, nuthatches, and titmice to nest. The roof is topped with sturdy pine shingles. Ventilation, drainage, and a removable back wall make this house fully equipped for years of use.

Opening: 1.25″ dia.
Dimensions: 8.75″ H x 7.75″ W x 5.88″D
Item Weight: 1.50 lbs
Mounting: mount to wall or post
Construction: wood

Note: Climate and the elements will weather this house and change its appearance over time; however, weathering will add to the home’s natural charm without compromising its function. Should you wish to preserve the finish (paint) on this home, you should select a polyurethane product that is recommended for marine use (UV-rated) and will not turn the white paint yellow. You should expect that once left outdoors, the product will weather and require refinishing.

Additional information

Weight2.00 lbs
Dimensions7 × 9 × 10 in


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