Friday, July 13, 2007

Bluebirds

Ok... so this has nothing to do with food but...

We have a huge variety of birds here on the property. Being located next to woodland, meadow, and lake give us a diversity that is just incredible. This week I spotted a Scarlet Taniger in one of the Hickory trees. They are unusual and I will be happy if I see him again all summer.

Bluebirds are one of our favorites and we have tried for years to encourage them to nest in boxes around the property. It would appear that we have finally succeeded as the box out next to the cornfield is the proud host of 4 small eggs. Mama bluebird flits in and out and I hope to get a picture of her to post here. We will let you know how the eggs come along and hope for baby birds soon.