Thursday, April 2, 2009

busy


solo post - L click to see larger (the bird is a little camouflaged)

Just yesterday I saw a blue bird at the bluebird house, a chickadee gathering bits off of the crepe myrtle tree for a nest, this tufted titmouse checking out the Martin House, and I been hearing the woodpecker every morning too.
The little titmouse checked out several of the holes in this martin house and then flew away so I don't know if she decided on it or not. I wouldn't think the she would like this location because according to research they don't usually build in birdhouses - they like natural cavities in trees - and they like their nest to be up high, more than 8 ft. But because the martin house is up high maybe it has some appeal to her - we'll see.
I can tell the birds have been busy at work finding new homes and building their nest - there is a lot of activity going on in our yard. I just wish that I had the time, and the patience, to figure out where they each are building. I'll keep trying.

11 comments:

simplyblogged said...

I have been loving all the little birdies lately. I walk out into my backyard and it is like a stadium of chatter.

Suvarna said...

best time of year for watching these lovelies. hope she chooses your inn.

Miko's Girl said...

We have an old dogwood that is partially hollowed out and looks as though it will die in the back yard. This tough old tree that rewards me with more blooms each year also serves as a nesting site for birds. I try to keep record of what birds I've seen in the backyard (it's on the sidebar on my blog) but I've not found a nesting site other than that one.

Gayle said...

I love hearing all of the birds when they return in spring. Their chirping brightens my mornings!

ELK said...

great architecture and choir in these two!

Donna said...

The first signs of spring...how exciting. That is the wonderful thing about living somewhere that has 4 distinct seasons. By the time you are getting sick of one kind of weather..(the snow for me)...something new comes along.

Char said...

a wonderful sanctuary....your photographs always leave me with a sense of peace and being at home. beautiful

Woman in a Window said...

Bird watching. Even we have a few these days, nervously pecking alongside ice. Don't worry birdies, the ice is on its way.

Christina said...

I have been hearing the birds chirping in the area earlier in the mornings. I think it is a sure sign spring is on it's way.
: )

SE'LAH... said...

I wish you had the time to track them all too. Love your photos and blog!

Relyn said...

A titmouse. Doesn't it just make you grin to say it?

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