I have no idea who is hanging all these yellow birdhouses around town, but it sure does strike me as a neat project. Just building birdhouses, climbing trees and telephone poles, and nailing 'em up. But, why? Just on a whim? To hang up some nice street art with an actual purpose? Get a master's degree? To give our tough winged S.O.B.s a little shelter? To get tweeted about?
Regardless of the reasons why, I've spotted a solid half-dozen of this birdhouses get hung up around the Mission and SOMA over the past few weeks. From the photo above, left to right, top to bottom:
- Corner of 21st and Valencia
- The abandoned gas station at 23rd and Valencia
- Corner of 23rd and Valencia
- Outside Homestead at 19th and Folsom
- Corner of 22nd and Shotwell
- Corner of 4th and Bryant
Has anyone noticed these houses outside these areas? More importantly, anyone come across birds using them and/or feral cats hanging around?