Sunday, April 05, 2009
Our Bluebird Box Has Tenants!
I am so excited! I was walking home as usual and checked the bluebird boxes and guess what??? I saw a male bluebird fly out of one!!!!!! At least I thought it was a male bluebird, but these things need confirmation.
So, I went and got Sean, who brought his camera (the good one with the zoom lens). He stood outside patiently and waited to catch the female as she brought nesting material to and from the box. Isn't she gorgeous? This is confirmation that indeed, what I saw was a male bluebird, because this is a female bluebird. Her blue head and tail feathers combined with her ruddy chest and white abdomen are the telltale signs of what kind of bird she is.
I only put them up last Saturday! These birds wasted no time moving in. The box that is now occupied is the one that I am pictured holding the drill up to. We'll be watching them and reporting developments!!!