I put up a nesting box a few days ago and had been keeping an even closer eye on the bird activity in the back yard. We had just arrived home from church and I was sitting and talking to my husband when a flash of blue outside caught my attention.
There was a bluebird checking out my nesting box! Our important conversation was momentarily interrupted as I ran for the camera and watched the bluebird with breathless excitement. It never went inside the box, it just did a little window shopping. Oh, I hope it comes back! I would be so delighted if it chose to nest in my box! Maybe I could offer it some mealworms and bribe it. I definitely need to do some research now and make sure that my conditions are ideal.
Look what else showed up in the back yard today. It was sure making a loud racket when I got too close. We have a few ponds in the neighborhood and occasionally I'll see a duck flying by, but they rarely stop by to visit Robin's Nesting Place. What fun! A bluebird and a duck within minutes of each other! That was almost too much excitement for one day, I think I'll go take a Sunday afternoon nap now.