Oct 07 2012

Bluebird Open House

Published by at 7:30 am under Bird Behavior

Friends who have bluebird boxes tell me it’s very common to see small groups of bluebirds checking out the nest boxes in the fall.  They aren’t going to nest, so what are they doing?  I don’t really know but I imagined …

Maybe autumn is real estate Open House time.  The bluebirds stop by each home and inspect the interior.  “Look at that carpet!”  “I like how they remodeled the kitchen.”  “The living room’s too small but the bedrooms are nice.”

Or maybe, as Marcy Cunkelman suggested, they’re asking …

“Is this where we grew up?”

(photo by Marcy Cunkelman)

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3 Responses to “Bluebird Open House”

  1. Kerrion 07 Oct 2012 at 8:40 am

    Oh I LOVE that idea of them going back to see where they grew up :)
    Beautiful capture!

  2. Libby Strizzion 07 Oct 2012 at 9:26 am

    great photo, Marcy — how do you do that? (must be a long range lens). I’ve had bluebirds appear in the fall, but thought perhaps it was the warmish weather reminding them of spring. I like your ideas better, Kate.

  3. Cris Hamiltonon 08 Oct 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Awesome shot Marcy!!!!

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