Thursday, February 12, 2015

Calling all bluebirds!

My first two bluebird boxes are installed!  Just in time for bluebird nesting season.

The first of two bluebird boxes to go into the ground

A big 'Thank You!' to Doug Spencer of Astatula who provided me with the boxes and to my husband Ralph who mounted them on posts, dug the holes and set them into the ground.

Doug Spencer in his home workshop

We placed the bluebird houses a bit over 100' apart on the edge of a field that runs down to the lake.

We put a baffle around one of the posts to keep out snakes and intend to put baffles around the others as well

During this time of year, bluebirds like to go back and forth between a nearby sycamore tree and the field as they find insects in the grasses.

A female bluebird perched in a nearby tree

Doug generously built seven boxes for us so we still have five more to install around the property and maybe also at our nursery, Beautiful Bamboo.

I can't wait to see if the birds find the nesting sites this season.  If (when) they do, you can be sure I'll be posting plenty of pictures!

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