It really is true -- if you build it, they will come!
Junie B. has been working on a notebook about New York State this year (stay tuned for some great "invented in New York" recipes!), and the bluebird is New York's official state bird.
I've never seen a bluebird in my entire life.
So we decided to take a chance and put up a couple of bluebird houses back by the pond.
That's all we did, honest! What is it about a little wooden box with a hole in it, stuck up on a pole?
We still haven't seen the birds, but check this out:
The nest is very deep, and it's hard to see inside it. This picture was taken by holding the camera inside the box, directly over the nest, with the lens pointed down into it. Neither the nest nor the eggs were disturbed.
Now, I won't believe it 'til I see the birds for myself, but that nest and eggs sure look like the work of a bluebird!
A Few Good Bluebird Links:Bluebird nests and eggs