I have been surprised to see them there, the bluebirds who have spent a good amount of time hanging around the official* house and the snake** house in recent days. Most often they come in late afternoon when they also enjoy the buffet of creepy crawlies they find in our yard. But now, to tell you the truth, there are so many bluebirds I’m not sure which I’m seeing!
This is a good thing.
Just a couple of days ago I was doing a little writing on the screened porch when out of the corner of my eye I saw a flutter of activity. I leaned forward for a closer look and spotted this.
Is that you, Papa? I wondered.
Is that you, Crazy Bird Lady? he countered.
Then she flew in.
She was very curious,
looking here and there,
and up and down,
and all around.
Then he flew for a closer inspection.
Probably it is the same sweet pair, I’ve decided–the couple who, together with me, has raised two successful broods (and survived a couple of ugly, ugly attacks). Or perhaps they are new to our little corner of Bickely’s Pond.
Either way I’m happy.
And quite clearly, I’m in need of another bluebird house before Spring!
*We added this more snake proof birdhouse (out in the unbearable sun) after that awful incident in May.
**This was the awful incident.
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