Bird blinds are portable structures (like tents) from which you can watch birds without them seeing you and are often used by wildlife photographers. In the UK they are called bird hides; in the USA they are known as bird blinds. There are now specialist fabric blinds that are great for watching birds from the comfort of your own home or office.
What are bird blinds?
Bird blinds are portable structures (like tents) from which you can watch birds without them seeing you. They are often used by wildlife photographers. In the UK they are called bird hides; in the USA they are known as bird blinds. In essence, they are shelters that are generally camouflaged so that wildlife can be observed with minimal disturbance.
Why are bird blinds so great?
Watching birds is rated as one of the most peaceful things one can do. It connects you with the outside world, bringing nature a little closer. For this reason more and more people are becoming involved in bird watching. It is quite thrilling to experience birds going about their daily life – feeding, washing, playing and so on.
What is the connection with house blinds?
What is exciting is that there are now blinds that can be installed within your home or office that allow you to watch nature and the outside world without them being aware of you.
Unlike vertical blinds or venetian blinds which are usually made of wood or metal, these bespoke blinds are made of fabric with fabric louvres that can be tilted and turned as you wish. They are manufactured with an additional sheer fabric across the louvres which means that you can look out without the outside world realising.
These specialist blinds are wonderful for watching birds from the comfort of your own home or office without having to erect a bird blind or bird hide in the open.
What are the main benefits of bespoke house blinds for watching birds?
- As you are behind the glass windows of your home or office, you do not disturb or stress the birds as they cannot hear or see you
- If you are a keen photographer, you can get some lovely close-up photos of birds going about their daily activity
- You keep nice and warm, being protected from the elements (e.g., hot sun, cold winds)
- You can pop to the bathroom, kitchen, etc., when you need to
Blinds for watching birds – summary
In the past one would have to buy bird blinds or bird hides in order to watch birds. There are now specialist house blinds that are wonderful for watching birds from the comfort of your own home or office without having to erect a bird hide or bird blind in the open.
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