I call the fun place I built for me and Rosey to watch our birds "The CatBird" house.
I am not much of a carpenter and this could fall at any time.
Imagine a geezer and a Beagle hauling 16 foot 4x4s up a long ladder.
Somehow we got it made, and it has held now for ten years. It was our favorite place. Rosey died, but I have the memories. No matter the weather, Rosey was here. No way in hell would she not be in the chair if I was. Even now she is kinda with me.
Now I have cats and they visit here from time to time. Prancy sits with me more and more.
Rosey and I spared no expense to upgrade over the years as to feeders, etc. Our goal has been to combat cold, heat, and "any weather" to make this place comfortable. We achieved that, but the hobby is never ending. We tried a small fridge here, but it could not keep the beer at 29 degrees. We put in a small freezer that can. Our chair has been rebuilt many times as we wanted perfection.
We have fans, heat, fire, lights, etc. We have a home built computer with a high end monitor out here. We have birds, fish, turtles, and other critters to watch.
I know it don't look like much, but it is a magic place.
We have a carefully chosen multi-thousand dollar music system here --> all bought used of course. The sound plays to the chair, not the yard, just like one might set up an indoor system. Birds like music. Maybe when they hear it, they think fresh food has arrived on the deck? I don't know, but I know it does bother them. I am an "audionut". I have friends who are "audiophiles", and I know the difference. Years of trial and error have gone into our music system. It sounds inccredible!
In the "CatBird House" I have audiophile level equipment and great sound. My crap does not play to the yard, but to my chair. It can cause ripples on the lake, but I rarely play it that loud. It is unlikely 99% reading this have heard an audio system this good. Audiophiles would be skeptical of an "outdoor" system, but I have learned to be skeptical of them. The "ear test" is the only real test. Like with most things in the Catbird House, would/will improve if I can figure a way. I am limited as to space as the floor is maybe 6' x 10'.
I sit a tree top level and look down on the yard, as do the birds. Most of the birds have seen me all their lives and judge me as no danger. Landing on my chair or my legs is not uncommon. Even the chipmunks run over me unless Prancy is here.
All in all, my porch is a fun/exciting place to be, and I prefer it to any place in the world.