Remember Mr. Bluebird that you met the other day? He’s been fiercely protecting his nest box for his lady, along with sharing the mealworms that I put out for them.
Yesterday, I decided that it was time for a house visit, and knocking in the front door I entered.
And this is what I found!
I wanted to learn more about bluebirds, nesting, feeding them, etc. and I stumbled across a wonderful website sponsored by Cornell University. Nestwatch.org is a place where you can become a certified nestwatcher by reading a short tutorial, then completing a short quiz. Here you can record your nest sightings, and how things progress through the family’s growth.
It’s teaching me to be patient as one should only visit a nest every third or fourth day. And each visit can’t last more than a minute. Knocking politely before entering is important too.
I’m wondering if the little lady may lay more eggs and only time will tell.
I look forward to sharing the story of Mr. Bluebird and his family throughout the next few months.
This being said – it’s time for a contest. Actually, it’s long overdue. The prize? A 8 x 10 print of Mr. Bluebird for your enjoyment.
What is the contest? Find the best names for Mr. and Mrs. Bluebird. Ready..set..go!