See this funky little birdhouse? It is home to a family of Carolina chickadees. A few minutes ago I was outside taking photos. And the closer I got to the back fence (above) the more squawking I heard from a nearby tree. They kept darting back and forth from the trees to this hole.
She appears to have some bird seed in her mouth from one of my “bird restaurants” in this housing development. And she wants to feed her young. I think I heard her say, “Now you git off my property!”
So then I became curious once again about the Eastern bluebird house. Remember the photos I captured of the couple last week? Here they are just a few feet from their birdhouse.
Well, my curiosity got the better of me the other day. I tiptoed out into the back garden and gently pushed the lever aside on their house…
Yes, feeling sheepish and guilty. Trespassing, yes I was, on bird territory. The nest was built almost as high as the hole you see. I wasn’t tall enough, even stepping on my tiptoes, to see what was inside.
So this morning, I think to myself, surely it won’t hurt if I sneak another little peak. Here’s what happened next when I got close…
Uh oh! Caught in the act of trespassing on the bird reservation! Ms. Eastern Bluebird watched me very closely. We eyed one another, each blinking nervously. At least I was nervous. She was just plain mad.
Of course I stepped back and left them alone. Here I am a mother and shamelessly did such a thing, I chastised myself. If I had opened that lid again, I probably would have gotten a finger pecked off.