Best of the Nests!

Best of the Nests!

Pamper your resident chickadees, and improve the view from your window or deck, with an artful birdhouse or feeder by a local maker. Here are a few we think are pretty fly.

Maine-made bird houses and feeders

1. The colors in the gardens and woods surrounding her Belmont studio inspire Mary Trotochaud’s glazed stoneware bird feeders. $100.

2. A modern marvel, Boothbay Harbor artist Jim Schatz’s stoneware egg bird feeder has a slippery, squirrel-proof finish. $275.

3. Aaron Letourneau fashions gourds grown on his New Gloucester property into shapely birdhouses brilliantly colored with leather dyes. $25.

4. Westbrook artist Kim Desjardins’s moss-fringed hypertufa birdhouse might just as easily attract fairies. $28.

5. Dayton woodworker Dana Googins’s tawny acorn birdhouse comprises 14 strips of Maine pine. $49.99.