Now that I’ve now become completely addicted to birds, the manor is becoming more of a wildlife refuge. The number of bird feeders have gradually grown, with a wide variety of styles and food offered. I even have huge trash bins filled with whole kernel corn for the ducks and geese.
It was only a matter a time before I realized that it was time to install some bird houses in hopes of some feathered friends residents.
Two white bluebird boxes were added to the garden this year and it wasn’t long before several varieties of birds scouted them out while house hunting. Carolina Chickadees, Tree Sparrows, the dreaded House Sparrows, and best of all Eastern Bluebirds.
I had already planned ahead and had purchased some live mealworms and have them in cold stasis in the refrigerator. Along with a decorated blue cup, I placed it near one of the white homes. As soon as some bluebirds showed some interest in the home, I quickly filled the cup with meal worms to make the real estate more enticing.
And enticing it is!
I’d watch Mr. Bluebird eat three, then fly off quickly with one in his mouth. Such a sweetie, he was taking it to his girl hidden well in the trees.
He was kind enough to stop and say hello before he left though.
Isn’t he just the nicest bluebird you’ve ever met? So watch out ! We’ll have another family joining us at the manor.
Yes..I’m still waiting on Esperanza – the Osprey to begin laying her eggs.