The Bluebirds Are Building

It is the beginning of breeding season, and birds are beginning to pair up and build their nests.

This morning I noticed a female bluebird bringing small sticks and a few strands of mulch to one of the houses we set up last year.  I watched her make several trips, and then ran inside to get my camera, hoping she would continue the process.

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With bluebirds, the male locates the nesting cavity and then tries to entice the female to join him.  He provides a few twigs or a bit of dried grass for nesting material, and then perches at the site and flutters his wings to get her attention.  The female then does the rest of the building herself.  Hmmm…no comment on that arrangement!

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If you haven’t already done so, now would be a great time to put out a bluebird house.  When the eggs hatch, the baby birds are incredibly entertaining to watch.

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About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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