Bluebirds finally nested in our yard this year! Hurrah! They have been such fun to watch.
When the babies started sticking their heads out the door, we knew they were about ready to fly away....
...even so, when the babies fledged and everyone left, we missed them.
Two days go, we noticed the randy local sparrows visiting the bluebird house....so I "locked the door" with a small strip of duct tape to keep them from squatting since we were hopeful Mr and Mrs Bluebird would return.
This morning, while drinking my coffee, I heard a small "thup" and there was Mr. B, attached to our window screen. I ran down to remove the tape from the birdhouse door! I could just hear him - "Why was our house closed? We've only been gone a week..."
So far, we've seen Mr. B and a juvenile. Hopefully Mrs. B will soon be back to re-feather the nest for the next brood.