Peeking into the bluebird nest

Peeking at bluebird nestI used a small stepladder so I could see if there were eggs in the bottom of the bluebird nest. I was sad to learn there were none. But the nest is clean so I’ll keep waiting and watching and hoping. I found a great website on bluebirds. It gave me some hope that they still might return and stay.

http://www.sialis.org/index.html

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Missing the bluebirds… Oh wait!

Our bluebirds seem to be gone. I was so hopeful that I could continue to write about their progress every now and then, but I’ve only seen them twice all week.

We moved the second birdhouse across the street so it wouldn’t be too close to a tree or to the first birdhouse. I don’t know if they felt intimidated when we moved the one, or if they had already moved on, or if they began killing each other off fighting over the first birdhouse.

I do see what appears to be a nicely completed nest in the first box. It isn’t just a bunch of sticks, but very well shaped. It appears to be made mostly from pine straw wrapped around and around.

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 Oh, oh!  Joy upon joy! I am looking out the window just now as I write and see two bluebirds fly from our arbor to the birdhouse. 

Maybe they aren’t gone after all!!!!! YES!!! 

I just hope they will stay rather than move on. They don’t seem to hang around long, I no longer see them by the time I finished editing this.