Sunday, April 7, 2013

Upstairs Downstairs


Each Spring the Bluebirds move into their nesting box and start a new family.
It is nestled beneath the arbor, and sheltered from harm by a lush canopy of  creamy white roses and purple clematis vine.
If we are lucky, and can keep the squirrels at bay, a new generation of Bluebirds become part of our landscape.

The location has caught the eye of Mrs. Robin, and she has become smitten.
So much so, that she has boldly gathered sticks and mud, and built herself a sturdy little nest right on top of the nesting box roof.
This should be interesting.





22 comments:

Connie said...

This is so cool, it will be interesting to see how these two mother's interact :)
Your blogging sister, Connie:)

Deb said...

This could be good...or maybe not. If they get along it will be really wonderful to watch the babies grow. I do hope they become good neighbours and don't cause a ruckus.

rusty duck said...

Oh my goodness.
We keep having to evict a robin from one of the outhouses. Every time the door is left open it flies in and starts prospecting..

Dewena Callis said...

Strange companions! Somehow I don't think the bluebirds will be welcoming their new neighbors!

Patsy said...

Oh my spring is here, so good to see and hear it.

DJan said...

Oh! I certainly hope everything turns out all right. Please keep me posted on this interesting turn of events. :-)

Angel Blue said...

how wonderful

Terry said...

How funny!
Our bluebirds are back - love them! Our barn swallows haven't appeared yet. Last year the bluebirds and swallows peacefully shared a 3 condo-type box. I've never seen that before, and I'm interested to see what the arrangements will be this year.

John Gray said...

Oh ruby!

Nellie said...

You have a two-story bird apartment!:-)
I'll be interested in seeing what develops.

Michelle said...

I do hope these two mothers work things out and raise their offspring without conflict!

Clipped Wings said...

This might work, since robins and bluebirds are fairly mellow. Will be interesting to watch what happens.

Willow said...

OH my this will be interesting! I hope you keep us posted.

Jill of All Trades said...

That should be interesting. We finally have bluebirds interested in our little box after 2 years of hanging. Can't wait!

DeniseinVA said...

Oh that is so cool and I love the look of your bird box. Exciting to think there will be two families living there.

Doc said...

My mum tells me about all the Bluebirds of her youth here in Portland, but alas this city has grown so much since then that the Bluebird can no longer be found.

Susie said...

Jo, Now you will have to keep us posted about the birds. That is so crazy. I have hoped one day we would get bluebirds...they have been around but never in the little house we have for them.
xoxo,Susie

Tweedles -- that's me said...

i love it when birds move into nests!
love
tweedles

Louisette retriever said...

Spring is a nice seasons, greeting from belgium, lovely blog

Jen said...

Hello! Bluebirds and robins what a delight to see these little birds. The nest making is amazing. I wonder what mother will be nesting first.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Cool find

Lady Courtney said...

This could be very interesting indeed. Hopefully they live peacefully. At least now there will be two sets of parents guarding the box from predators.