This morning while sitting at the kitchen table I noticed a little blue visitor at the window. I ran and got the camera and got this shot of him. (Sorry it's blurry!)
All morning he continued to come to the window. He was not fighting with his reflection as I've seen Robins do. He just looked in at me. When I moved to the office (which is next to the kitchen), he came to that window. I pressed my finger against the window and he wasn't afraid. I know this sounds crazy, but I got the feeling he needed me to help him.
He was checking out everything on the patio; the potting bench, the hanging baskets, the heater and the two birdhouses. Soon I saw his mate and realized she was checking everything out too.
The Sparrows have already begun taking nesting material into the two birdhouses on the patio, however the two Bluebirds checked them out anyway. I knew they must be looking for a house and I thought "I've got to help them". In the past I've seen Bluebirds start to build nests in the houses around the property, but the Sparrows usually take over the house and move the Bluebirds out.
I wanted to help them, but how? Then I came up with an idea. I had purchased a birdhouse on a pole at the lawn and garden show. It was still in the garage waiting to be put out. I originally planned on covering the hole so it would be a decoration only, but I needed to help these little sweeties. I put the birdhouse on the patio next to the office window.
I know this is not the correct size for a Bluebird house, but within just a couple of minutes both Bluebirds were checking it out.
It's late afternoon and the Bluebirds are still on the patio. I don't know if they will use this house, but at least I know I tried to help my little blue visitors.
Words and Photos Property of Christy's Cottage Wildlife Garden.