It is spring after all. It’s time. Stake out your territory, find a mate and start a family. Here are three houses that have boarders and another with a serious prospect.
Our friends Greg and Stephanie three houses down have a Bluebird house on a pine snag in their front yard, but Brown-headed Nuthatches beat them to the punch. We’ve seen Nuthatches nest in a box and once their chicks fledge, the Bluebirds will come along behind them with their own family. It’ll be interesting to see what happens here this year.
And some Nuthatches are checking out a house in our front yard, but so far no takers.
In the back yard Carolina Chickadees have found their spot and one of the building projects close by is helping with insulation for nesting material.
And some really good news: the bluebirds who have used the house in the Darlington Road triangle are back! They’ve been coming back to this spot almost every year since 2007. Watch our video from 2014 on Bluebirds in this house.
If you’d like to build a house of your own, check out our page on birdhouse dimensions.