Humans have a natural tendency to decorate and make things better. We like adorning our homes with all sorts of frills and ornaments. During the holiday seasons, we put up whatever decorations are necessary for the current festivals. Neighbors sometimes even compete as to the lavishness of their trimmings.

It’s hard to explain why people love decorating so much. Some even go out of their way to look for special ornaments for their homes – decorative plants, decorative mugs, decorative candles, even decorative bird houses.

But what we humans do not realize is that while we are busy scouring antique stores for decorative bird houses to put up in our yards, the birds themselves are also very busy adorning their own homes.

In the beginning, there were no decorative bird houses. All avian domiciles looked alike and were rather boring-looking. The creation of decorative bird houses all started with a couple of wrens who got bored with their simple house. They woke up one day and realized that they wanted to paint their dull wooden house a bright pink. They also painted the inside with a fresh coat of yellow.

At first the neighbors just laughed at them but soon, they came to see that redoing their own homes was not such a bad idea. The birds all got out their paintbrushes and this marked the beginning of decorative bird houses.

It did not take long for the birds to figure out that they can do so much more with their homes than just paint them. Soon, the whole neighborhood was engrossed in embellishing their decorative bird houses with anything unique they can find. The finches added fancy feed troughs. The sparrows added some colorful perches beneoth their entryways. And not to be outdone, even the ravens put up shiny new aluminum siding to their lodging. In no time at all, decorative bird homes can be seen all through the area.

As the holidays arrive, we humans start putting up lights and fancy ornaments in our house and yard. Likewise, the birds also strung blinking lights along the sides and roofs of their decorative bird houses. Some of the more adventurous critters would even tie some holly or mistletoe to their front perches to celebrate the spirit of the season.

The decorative bird houses became more and more elaborate as the days passed. Soon, the whole neighborhood resembled a miniature human village. The birds found human dwellings quite attractive so they tried to imitate their design the best way that they can. And that is how decorative bird houses came to be.

Source by David Faulkner