Life's Little Moments

By dbifulco


I can't seem to keep my eyes off the nest boxes right now.  Three of my 7 boxes are occupied for a total of 17 nestlings - 13 house wrens and 5 eastern bluebirds (male seen here).  And while the house wren females are doing 90% of the feeding, the male and female bluebirds share the task equally.  As I sat quietly and watched, Mister and Missus kept a steady stream of small arthropods (and an occasional worm) going into the box for their 3-day old babies.  In this shot, Mister has a tiny spider; several minutes later he came in with a fly, followed by a small caterpillar and finally a tiny worm.  And at one point, Missus had two small insects in her beak.  How magical to be able to watch this.

Aside from a lot of bluebirds photos and a trip to the gym, I don't really have much to else to lay claim to today.  That's a long way of saying that I wasn't very productive.

Tomorrow is my naturalist group walk; but it looks like the weather is going to be wet so I'll wait until the last minute to make a decision on going.  It may be a hide day...

MIL continues to improve, thankfully, and has no memory at all of having been in hospital last week.  Probably the only silver lining to dementia.  

Thank you, as always, for stopping by.


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