Sunday, March 28, 2010

Is this the bluebird of happiness?

Occasionally I will see a bluebird in our neighborhood, but they are pretty quickly gone. I have seen  a few birdhouses around here that may well be bluebird houses, but I don’t know for sure. For quite some time I have thought it would be wonderful if we could see bluebirds in our own yard. Maybe we would actually see them around more if we had a place nearby that they could call home.

After a bit of investigation, my husband bought me a bluebird house. He painted the post white because we had read that it was the preferred color. We tried to choose a good location in our yard where any residents of the home would be safe and we could watch from our kitchen window without intruding.


After doing a bit more reading, I learned that sometimes it takes years and years for a bluebird to nest in a particular location. One day, out of the corner of my eye, I saw a bird leave our new bluebird house. I haven’t seen him or her since and I don’t know what kind it was. It happened so fast that I did not even catch a glimpse of the color of the bird.


I told my husband about my fleeting glimpse and we ventured out to take a peek inside the house. This is what we found. Someone is building a nest - a sweet little nest for a family of three? Or four? Or more?

Look at the moss carpet and the wispy bits of fluff. It has been very carefully constructed. I am so excited. BUT is it a bluebird nest? I don’t know. Can you tell me if you know? We would be delighted if it belongs to a bluebird. In any case, someone has a nice new home for a little while.

boh3Has a bluebird of happiness come for a visit?


  1. I like to watch birds. I saw two tiny sparrows playing in a puddle at a store's parking lot. They are so carefree. Thanks for sharing and I hope your little bird friend returns soon.

  2. this is amazing, ginger. u r doing a nice little deed of your own... so the birds have a home to call theirs. pls remember not to touch the bird's carpet and fluff as they are rather sensitive. let's hope it's a bluebird. :)

  3. Hi Val,

    It's a lovely little nest - so neat and just right. And of course we won't be disturbing it or the birds, whatever they happen to be. I read that bluebirds are rather tolerant of humans...and if one has chosen this spot, well, they're pretty tolerant of teddy bears too! ;D

  4. Oh what a great find. Sad you never saw the bird! Wonder if it is getting ready for babies!
    Happy Spring!
    Hugs, Lisa


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