Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Are you ready?


Our bluebird season is officially underway it seems. Some have been coming intermittently all winter, but this pair seems to have laid claim to the house and has been showing up to establish ownership everyday lately. No signs of building a nest yet, however. The chickadees, who got first dibs at it last year, were here at one point, but haven't been back again. I just shooed a nasty house sparrow off the roof who thought he'd take advantage of the bluebird's brief absence to check out the house. They're a terrible threat to the blues all summer and I do what I can to ward them off. We're hoping for at least a couple of bluebird nestings this spring and summer if all goes well.

6 comments:

JudiA said...

Oh my gosh Mary, what a fantastic photo! Your bluebirds are the prettiest little things... I wish we had some around here.

Serena said...

They are oh so pretty, Mary...great shot! Me thinks you may need to set up a village of these birdhouses with so many possible tenants fighting over this one. lol

BumbleVee said...

this is great...they absolutely look like they are giving it the final inspection....and just about ready to get busy moving in....

Jennifer Rose said...

its great that they are moving in :D

Shashi Nayagam said...

We too have blue tits nesting in two of our boxes. I wish I could get a photo of them.

Linda Fleming said...

What a great photo, mary! Oh how exciting! I can't wait until the bluebirds nest and read the updates. I hope no one sneaks in and starts nesting before them.