Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Nesting Controversy

One of my favorite birds has been frequently checking out nest boxes, visiting the berries in the holly and privet, stopping for a drink at the bird bath, and generally making me smile with song and chatter.  The Eastern bluebird is truly a joy to have around.
Yesterday, I glanced out the window and noticed a ruckus at the favorite limb of the nesting Eastern phoebes.    The male phoebe often perches in that spot while he watches over the nest-building activities of the female.  They have selected the shelf of the gazebo for their nesting site again this year and the female has been busy at work for a week now.  

The male bluebird persisted for a moment, then moved on to a more distant perch.  I hate that!  I want them to get along.  Still wishing for bluebird residents in my nest box!

You may also enjoy Wishing Upon a Bluebird at Vickie's Sketchbook and Bluebirds and Wild Turkey at Vickie Henderson Art.


  1. What lovely little birds! You captured him beautifully...

  2. Beautiful little birds. There's something so calming about watching birds go about their business.


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