In hopes of attracting a pair Bluebirds that frequent our yard my husband put up a couple Bluebird houses earlier this Spring. By that very afternoon we had a pair checking one of them out. The next day too. I was so excited! My excitement was short-lived seeing as how they left and haven’t been back. Well they’ve been in the yard a few times but not on, or in, the houses. However, a pair of Chickadees know a good thing when they see it and decided to call one of the birdhouses ‘Home’.
Can you see the moss in the dark slits of the front of the bird house?
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This little Chickadee sat in the tree a long time waiting to go into the house. Once I started walking away he/she finally flew in.
The past couple days I haven’t noticed the pair going in or out of the house so I decided to go take a peek tonight and see what’s happening inside. Now THATS my kind of nest! Much softer than the traditional stick-constructed bird nest. Tomorrow morning I’ll watch to see if they’re still around but I’m doubtful. Hard to believe 2 tiny birds could go through this much work and then decide it’s not the right place.