Winter Bluebirds Checking the Box
Very cool update from the owner of site 8, of note the owls have been consistent as well, but a little surprise for thursday Jan. 17.
We had another flurry of birds in our backyard this afternoon: not only lots of the usual yard birds, but also about a dozen bluebirds and at least one redpoll (probable). The bluebirds were VERY INTERESTED in the round hole owl box! I watched as 2 – 3 females fly up [one at a time] and peeked in the hole and at least one male also perched & peeked [it flew off as I snapped the pic]! Because they were QUIET, I don’t think they suspected an owl. Instead I think they were sizing it up as a night roost box. The flock moved on, but I think they would be very surprised to wake up with an owl right next door.
Thanks for the update!