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.