The Bluebird Diaries – Day 7 (March 27, 2012)

More furniture this morning! Both bluebirds were here for about three hours early today, bringing nesting material. One rogue starling had a look at the nest box and was successfully chased. We don’t have many starlings, they seem to just pass through every now and then but rarely stay unless we hang suet which we won’t do during the nesting season.

As we saw other years, the female does most of the nest building work while the male stands guard. The male will occasionally donate a stick or two, but the female brings mouthfuls at a time!

Male (left) and female bluebirds building nest, March 27

Male (left) and female bluebirds, March 27

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