"I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven."
Emily Dickinson

Friday, January 10, 2020

Birds are preparing for spring

A male Western Bluebird checks out a potential nest site. Photo by J.J. Meyer
            It might still be winter, but birds are looking for potential nest sites.  
            Western bluebirds are known to go house shopping. The male shows his mate several nest sites, but the female is the one who makes the choice. She then places a small twig in the cavity or nestbox to stake her claim.
Birds also use the boxes as a roosting site in cold weather. So if you have a nestbox, make sure it's cleaned out and ready for spring. 
Read more at Boxes serve as home to birds in the Orange County Register.
Happy birding!

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