This is one weird week in my bird watching chronicles. There’s some really good news, some hopeful news and some really weird news.
Great news in box 1! The Bluebirds have hatched and it looks like all 6 made it. We’ll see if the parents can keep up with this many mouths to feed.
There’s something weird going on in box 2. We’ve seen the Chickadee sitting on this nest twice in the past week but we couldn’t see the eggs. When we checked last night she was out so we could check the nest and there’s only one egg. What?
As I was editing the photo I noticed another egg in the lower right corner of the photo. Did something get in the box and destroy the other eggs? If that’s the case why is one left in the nest cup? We will monitor this for a few days and see if we see the Chickadees working the box.
Box 3 is active again with another nest. The moss is typical for a Chickadee nest. We’ll see if this one takes.
I’m almost ready for my talk at the Richmond Modern Quilt Guild tonight and my class tomorrow at Virginia Longarm. Sunday I will be back to quilting but for today I’m going to leave you with some bird photos….one of which I had for dinner last night.
Box 1 – Look who stayed on the nest and posed for a photo this morning!
Box 2 – one egg so far and I think this is a Tufted Tutmouse nest
Box 3 – I cleaned out this box a couple of days ago and a Chickadee has moved right in.
It’s spring turkey hunting season around here. Chris has brought home turkeys from his annual trip to Nebraska every fall but he’s never been able to get a local one until yesterday. He was VERY excited to finally get a turkey. We had him for dinner last night and it was delicious. You can’t get more fresh or organic than wild game. The legs are really tough so he’s cooking them on the crockpot for stock and will make turkey rice soup.
He's hunting again Saturday and I have my fingers crossed for another one.
Apparently our long, cold winter was good for the Redbud trees. They are spectacular this year and these photos don’t even show them as bright as they really are.
This one is right outside my sewing room window. I can see it as I type this post. Not a bad view!