Western Bluebirds House Hunting

By Chuck Cagara

After seeing a small flock of Western Bluebirds scouting around our back yard in recent weeks and using the birdbaths, this mating pair has come back to inspect the digs.

House Hunting Protocol:

“During breeding season males will sing from a territory to attract a mate. When a female arrives, the male leads her to all the possible nesting locations that he has discovered within his territory. The female will examine each cavity and make the final choice. The male will sing and wing wave while she does this. He also feeds her bits of food. After she selects a site, the female will usually build the nest in about a week while the male guards her.”

We shall hope the couple finds this fine apartment to their liking…


Written by Curmudgeon

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