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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Bluebird Watch

Yesterday,  it was warm enough to open the windows... WELL--to my surprise, I heard  a Mama Bluebird having a hissy fit on the deck...   She did this last year when she had baby bluebirds in the nestbox nearby...  She saw her reflection in the sliding door --so she thought another female was too close for comfort...

Anyhow--to make a long story short,  I started watching and taking pictures off and on all afternoon...  (What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.)  Here's what I saw!!!! Above is just a beautiful picture of a gorgeous little female Bluebird....  But---oh--if  you could hear her squawking and screeching (ALL afternoon)...  NO--it didn't get annoying --but I'm still not sure what she was so agitated about.

OKAY----so you take one of these,  a MALE Bluebird up in the trees------AND...

Another MALE Bluebird up in the trees-------AND...

My 'screechy' little FEMALE Bluebird.... SO--then you get...

THIS!!!!!  Three Bluebirds were sitting very quietly for the longest time in the trees!!!!  Note that both MALES are paying no attention to HER hollering (or singing????) --and they are paying no attention to each other...   I heard HER say:  "Hmmmm.. Which of these beautiful men do I want?  OR--which one of them will want me?????? Neither of them are looking at how beautiful I am."

WELL---they finally flew away in different directions . She followed one of them --but soon came back by herself,  still squawking....  Did her bellowing scare them away????? Hmmmmmmm...

She flew over to the nestbox and sat on top for awhile... Where is her MAN?????  Doesn't she look sad?????

Then she went to the 'door' to check out her home.

She went inside to check it out....  Mama Blluebird did this several times during the afternoon...  I never did see a male anymore.... SO?????  Is this just wishful thinking on her behalf????

The male is the one who is supposed to 'build' the nest....  BUT--if she doesn't have a male interested yet,  the nest will just stay empty..... (AND--since I looked inside yesterday,  I will tell you that as of right now,  the nest is empty!!!)

STAY TUNED!!!!  I'm sure I will have updates about my little Bluebirds....  (Last year,  Mama Bluebird got upset because the Chickadees were trying to take "her" nest... BUT--I haven't seen any Chickadees this year so far at the nestbox.)

Hope you had as great a Wednesday afternoon as I had.... Of course,  I didn't get any of my work done... Oh Well---tis life!!!!! ha ha... (Sorry that these are not my 'clearest' pictures... I was so excited --and just CLICKED away!!!)