A few weeks ago I observed a pair of bluebirds in my yard for the first time. They liked one of my birdhouses and I was so excited when they decided to make a nest in it. They worked on the nest for several days and then one day she stayed in the house with her little bird face visible through the hole. I watched her from a distance for several days and then one day she was gone. Not sure what happened. I waited for several days for her to return but she never did. So I cleaned out the house and here’s what I found.
This made me very sad. I wish I knew what it was that made her leave. Was it a predator? Did her mate fall victim to the neighborhood hawk? Was my swing too close to the birdhouse? Did they finally realize they were nesting in a woodpecker house? Did she just decide she didn’t want to be a mommy?
Alas. I will never know. I think I’ll move the house to another location. Maybe they will try again.
Verse for the day: Never will I leave you nor forsake you. Hebrews 13:5