No, you’re eyes aren’t deceiving you! And, yes, this photo is aligned correctly.

This titmouse birdhouse on a tree in our backyard is obviously askew. We decided it must have been vandalized by the raccoons that visit our backyard. My guess is they were looking for a meal of bird’s eggs.

Birdhouses, also known as nesting houses or nesting boxes, are designed for the attributes of the type of bird that chooses it to lay its eggs. Only a few species of birds lay eggs in nesting houses. Many species build nests on tree branches, in tree trunks, in the nooks and crannies of buildings and houses, and on the ground in dry weeds and grasses.

This birdhouse is designed for the titmouse. The bird perches on the grooves below the opening before entering the house.

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