Friday, March 14, 2014

The subject today is BIRDS

Since moving to the NW Ozark Mountain area I have come to love the Eastern Bluebirds! They may have been in the North Texas area but I never did see one...until now! We are blessed to have in our backyard a Bluebird house. At first glance I thought it was a feeder and very excited to see that is was indeed 'a house'. Now at this point I did not what we had! I would see the the houses throughout out the town and golf courses. Talking with a few locals I find that is a Bluebird Society here in the area so today I called. He wasn't home but his lovely wife was most helpful. I need to clean it out, (really??) and she was kind enough to tell me what to do. Took the phone with me and she explained how to open the silly thing. I was sadden for a moment. Inside was a sorry to say, a dead bluebird. (Lowing and nodding my head).
She was awesome and quickly said "ITS NOT YOUR FAULT"~ oh bless her heart! *smile* "He may have froze during the very colder then normal winter. Oh well. So now I have to put on gloves AND my big girl panties and clean the house. She made mention that I may see as many as 3 groups of babies! (Now sure what the proper term is for this).

Now on a happy note, after my morning walk I was in the backyard and wow...down swoop a large red headed something!!!! I'm thinking that can not be a regular woodpecker! This dude was huge. The guy building DH's shed was kind enough to tell us it is a Pileated Woodpecker!

                              So as you can see, I am loving it here...It's all good!


Ladytats said...

sounds like you are having a very good time in your new house and enjoying the wildlife.
as for the bird house, yeah not so pleasant, but I am sure you are up to the chore.

tattrldy said...

It's great that you already have the birdhouse even if you have to do a bit of housecleaning in it. Too bad about the bird found in it :-(. As it's an established house, so to speak, the birds know it's there and you should see quite a few. Now I'm off to find a picture of that Pileated Woodpecker :-)

Nancy G said...

Deed was done and pretty painless to I might add. Bluebird house clean...You know, I did see what I thought may be a 'Bluebird'. She was so much lighter, almost dull. Then I saw she flew near another Bluebird! Ah! Indeed a female and she was hovering need the hole of the house. Well, I am waiting for her return. I want to put up a 'Welcome' sign up!!