Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Bluebird visitors

No new photo this time, but an update on our bluebird population. For three days straight, we have had bluebirds checking the house in the yard. We’ve had a pair visiting on occasion since the summer, but this time there were three male birds here to look it over, one of which looked to have some white feathers on the back of his neck….an older male perhaps? At any rate, they were here Sunday morning for 15 or 20 minutes. Then on Monday, three more came, the same three perhaps, I don’t know. Then a female joined them, and she eventually went inside the house. Later a male also went inside. This group stayed around for 20 minutes or more before flying away.
This morning, a male and a female were visiting. The male went inside for a few minutes but the female just peeked in at the door. They stayed around for 15 minutes or so, then they both came and looked over the birdhouse on the deck railing before flying away again. It would be interesting to know if these birds are all wintering over here, or if maybe the group of males that came were just migrating through the area.

4 comments:

Serena said...

I'll look forward to hearing more updates. It makes me think of how people inspect different houses to rent or buy.

Carla said...

You are set to no reply so I couldn't answer your question. No, I let him go. We need him to control insect population.

BumbleVee said...

ooooh, I do hope they were impressed with the lodgings and return to build a little nest inside... I haven't seen a bluebird in ages... I've only ever seen a few in my lifetime......

Linda Fleming said...

How curious that all those males are traveling around together with just one female. I wonder- has the housing foreclosure crisis hit the bluebird housing, too? Perhaps their homes were foreclosed and they're all out looking for new homes? LOL