Far Guy just finished making some Bluebird Houses..we had two last year..this year we are adding six new houses..we spread them through out our property. Last year we had one nesting pair near the house and one nesting pair along the driveway in a tree..so this year that set can have it’s own new house if they so desire. They should be here in a week or two..perhaps this year I will be able to witness the fledging young. I read where Bluebirds will come back to the same area they were born in..and since we know that our pair last year raised two sets of young..we wanted to be ready!
Far Guy did a great job with the houses. I just supervised. Chance kept him company. The nice thing about Bluebirds is that they appreciate a plain jane house, nothing fancy, they can be allergic to paint and varnishes.
The inside of the panel with the hole is roughed up on the inside..so that the little ones can get out of the nest successfully in case the parents don’t build a tall nest.
The Bluebirds that visit here are the Eastern Bluebirds. They eat small berries and bugs. Both sets of parents tend to the young together as a team…some people could learn much about parenting from the bluebirds.
I have to prune the Chokecherry bush that is right behind the nest box that they used last year. It is on my to do list for today.
Last year the Bluebirds arrived on April13. This year is anyone’s guess..the deer ticks woke up a whole month early this year on March 16 compared to 2009’s April 15. There were a few little bugs in the air one evening..so the food supply is waking up..they could show up any day..their new houses are ready for them:)