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Friday, July 02, 2010

Bluebirds and Other Visitors In My Garden

It’s been a good week in the garden, graced, even momentarily, by a pair of bluebirds.

I don’t know much about birds, but I believe that there are more birds in my garden now that I’m working with a garden designer and making a few changes around this place. Even later in the evening after seeing the bluebirds, I opened the back door just as a big hawk, maybe a Cooper’s hawk, landed in a nearby tree.

Then the hawk flew off to sit on the fence, just down from where an hour or so earlier the two blue birds were taking turns checking out the birdhouse mounted to the fence. I thought I heard those bluebirds say…


“Honey, this looks nice. Let’s nest here.”



“Oh, it is nice, but it looks like they are making a lot of changes in this garden.

Yes, but they are changes for the better, I think. Let’s put in an offer.”

Of course, I am happy to let them stay for free, if they so choose. Did someone mention I should get mealyworms for them to eat?

Coincidentally, these bluebirds showed up when I was outside with the garden designer and her partner, the "hort-abler". We admired the bluebirds for awhile, checked out the patio-in-progress and discussed the next steps in the garden as I continue with this mid-life crisis garden design process.

Details on the patio-in-progress and next steps coming soon...

11 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What fun it will be for you to have a bluebird pair nesting in your garden. I hope the Coop doesn't eat one of them. I can't wait to see what your patio looks like.

heather @ what's blooming this week said...

Bluebirds of Happiness in your garden - how happy that makes us all.

commonweeder said...

I wish we had bluebirds! We have lots of robins and swallows, but the birds I am busiest with these days are the chicks.

Rose said...

These must be the bluebirds of happiness, Carol, and that can only mean that they are pleased with all the changes you are making to your garden. We have lots of birds here, but I've never been lucky enough to see a bluebird.

Ellada said...

Hello,
Wow ! you are lucky to have bluebirds in your garden. They are beautiful.

lifeshighway said...

Great picture of the male blue bird checking out the new digs.

Liza said...

Aw, sweet post.

Elizabeth Barrow said...

Wonderful bluebirds! We see them here only occasionally, in the winter. It seems that they are attracted to water as much (or more) than mealworms. I'm sure they will love their newly designed environs!

Chookie said...

Now I know what a bluebird looks like!

Wendy said...

pretty birds! Any mid-life crisis that manifests itself in a new patio/garden design is good! Just no vanity plates.

Meredehuit ♥ said...

No bluebirds in my garden... So lovely to see yours!