They kept fluttering at the windows on our deck and driving us crazy. We thought our barking would run them off, but it didn't. We even went outside, a few times to patrol the deck, but that didn't scare them away either. Finally, Dad figured out what they wanted. They wanted him to get up off his lazy butt and build them a house! He already had some houses cut out, so all he had to do was put one together. While Mom was in the computer room typing out what we were barking, Dad switched out the bird house with a smaller hole for an actual Blue Bird house.
Those birdies stayed around our house all day! They paraded up and down the deck rail and the male kept waving his right wing at the female. She kept bobbing her head up and down and strutting back and forth. We think they are about to do some canoodling! Mom says that will lead to baby birdies. Dad warned us to stay away from the birds, but Mom says we lived here FIRST! We will try to respect their privacy, but we aren't making any promises!
Just as soon as Dad put the house up, they went to check it out. First the male went in and then he came out and the female went in. Dad says they are measuring for furniture. He put a plate of food and plate of water on the table near the bird house and they visited it many times throughout the day. He also hung up a mesh bag full of our hair so the birdies can use it for nesting material. They don't know it yet, but they will have a nice Airedale bed when they get done building their nest. We are sooooo excited! Now, Mom has to figure out where to buy some meal worms. The place she used to buy them went out of business. She's going to try PetCo and PetSmart.
Mom and Dad thought the Chickadees had moved out of one of the other houses, but they were wrong! The little birdies have been coming and going all day! They don't seem to mind that they will have Blue Birds for neighbors. Their houses are only about 12 feet apart!
All these years, our people have never put out a Blue Bird house because they have read that the birdies like wide open spaces without too many trees. As you can see, we have lots and lots of trees. They sure didn't know that Blue Birds would want to nest so close to a house! I guess Dad must be right...someone told them to come here! I'm sure glad we finally figured out what it was that they wanted!
Poppy & Penny