blue birds

Since we have changed the scenery in the woods of Wild Azalea Lane, we have more of these little guys in our back yard.

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Samantha has been asking for a blue bird house, and after doing a little research I realized I needed to go ahead and get the house (originally going to be a b-day gift) since the birds start nesting in the South towards the end of Feb. During my research I learned that the houses need to face East, be put on a pole or fence post approximately 5ft off the ground, and there needs to be a tree within 50ft of the house. Whew….with all those requirements, it is a miracle that I found a spot!

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I also put in some pine straw and some mealworms to encourage the birds to come and nest with us. Hope it does the trick.

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  1. You willl have no problem getting a bluebird to make your house home. When we put our first one up years ago we had birds waiting in line to check it out, literally standing in a line on the fence. We had residents by the end of day. We added a second house a few years later (facing a different direction, so at least one isn’t East) and again, happy homemakers in no time. Enjoy! You will LOVE watching them!

  2. Good luck! We had a bird family make their nest right outside out kitchen. Loved watching them last year.

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