What is a Bird Bottle?

Could you please tell me more about the bird bottle you featured on to?

During a visit to historic Colonial Williamsburg, I learned about a curious piece of pottery called a bird bottle. Archeologists unearthed this early American birdhouse during excavations in the 18th century town.

The Colonists knew that birds were excellent allies in the battle with insect pests, so they developed these bird bottles for hanging under the eaves of their houses and close to windows. It was their hope that the bird would catch most of the insects before they flew into the house through a window or did damage out in the garden.

Birds are still great for pest control and bird bottles are an attractive way to invite them to your garden.