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