Saturday, June 04, 2016
Indy and I did our usual Friday birdhouse check. The first house is made from wood so to check it I pull down the door and look in. A bluebird parent was in there and gave me the evil eye. I quickly shut the door. Next house is also a wood one, the tree swallow mother was on that nest and also gave me a dirty look. I shut the door. The next houses were made from PVC pipe so I unhook them to look down inside the tube. Today, if there was a nest, there was a bird sitting on it. Not a one of them budged - even w/ a huge ogre looking down on them. One bluebird nest did not have a bird sitting on the eggs and I'm getting concerned that those eggs might be abandoned. Went over to check the houses at my neighbor's. Both houses were stuffed full of twigs. Probably wrens. My rule is to toss any nest that isn't a bluebird or tree swallow. However my neighbor kinda likes wrens. I left one wren nest and cleaned out the other. Best to keep on the good side of your neighbors - especially when they make a good cup of coffee.