The most over-the-top thing I ever did to attact a species was to dig up a whole hill and install an elaborate system of tunnels and 12 nest boxes in what turned out to be a futile attempt to attract Burrowing Owls.
I noticed that as soon as the burn ban was lifted in south Brewster County the O2 Ranch burned those brush piles along the highway.
I estimate there were only about 50 piles, each with an average of a mere two songbird nests inside, so only about 100 nests were destroyed. Good job!
UPDATE: I was curious about the photographer (who's been here all day), so I googled his name and discovered he's an award-winning professional photographer whose photos I've enjoyed on covers for many years... Rolf Nussbaumer. He's very modest and I had no idea.
Yellow-headed Blackbirds are early migrants and I've had a few visiting recently.