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The Bird Feed

Mar 21, 2016 | birds & bears | 6 comments

keeping watch over the nest box

keeping watch over the nest box


First there is the miracle of the sweet chickadees moving (voluntarily) from the bluebird house to their own new box. Their little nest is made of soft green moss and topped with a downy fuzz, so tiny and precious. It is also, unfortunately, difficult to photograph. (Too bad for me, that is. I am sure they are quite happy about this.)

And now there is this. The bluebirds have reclaimed their home and have finally built a nest!

Which means I have two couples to watch over, two broods over which to obsess and fret until, safe from the snakes and the heat and other (sometimes) aggressive birds, their eggs hatch and their babies flourish and fledge. I’ll bring you updates and photos, as usual. But since I expect there will be twice as many, this time I’ll share primarily via my Daily Grace Blog Facebook page. So if you don’t want to miss a thing, be sure you follow the page here, then click on the Like button and on the drop down beneath it, select “See First.” That will help ensure the post makes it into your Facebook feed.

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Until then I’ll leave you with this joy!



Busy building



Mama just hanging out


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  1. Aubrey

    Love it! All the cardinals are returning to our yard. Spring has definitely arrived.

    • Cathy

      Yes. And there is love all around!

  2. Rosie

    It all worked out. After all our fret, there are 2 families with the best real estate. And my 2, one with a small nest, the other with a nest up to its opening.

    • Cathy

      Yay. Yay!

  3. Colleen

    Now we will have 2 families to watch over as we paint. What joy!

    • Cathy

      Yes we do my friend!

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