We are expecting!!!!!!!!! Yep, there are five little eggs in the bluebird box. Bob peeked.
But getting there was exciting. There were a couple of weeks where we did not see the female bird around at all. Occassionaly the male would come around, sit on the top of the pole, and look inside the house. Bob checked during that time — a lovely little nest with no eggs.
Then this last week, the box slid down the pole. Why we don’t know — perhaps the wind caused vibrations or a crow sat on top of the box. No matter, Bob looked inside and saw five perfect little eggs. So he put the box back up on the pole and waited to see if the parents wold come back. They did, it seems like a miracle. Now the female is spending a great deal of time inside and the male sits on the pole.
No great new pictures, so I will repost a couple old ones here. But if we are lucky in a few weeks there will be pictures of baby chicks. And next year, we plan on having a bluebird cam.