Bluebirds can leave you scratching your head from day to day, wondering what their plans are for that empty nest box.
The male patiently waited for her to finish, and then, poof, they were gone, the nest box serving as nothing more than a perch in route to the feeder.
Links and resources:
For stories and images of last season's nesting bluebirds, visit: Bluebird Family. And for more on Carolina chickadees visit my chickadee posts.
Also please visit my new book: Red-shouldered Hawk Territory, A sketchbook journey through nesting season. The book will be ready for shipping by April 12th and contains my sketches, field notes and the stories and photos that unfolded during four-months of observing a nesting pair of red-shouldered hawks. You can visit some of those stories and images on this blog by clicking: Red-shouldered hawks. Scroll to the bottom to read earliest posts first.
For the Love of It...
...the sage sees heaven reflected in Nature as in a mirror, and he pursues this Art, not for the sake of gold or silver, but for the love of the knowledge which it reveals.