Monday, March 24, 2008
Today, in the early morning 16 degree temperature, with 2 feet of snow on the ground, we saw a male and female bluebird going in and out of our birdhouses. Wow! Hello bluebirds. We had so many questions. Where did you come from? Had you been sleeping nearby or did you just migrate last night and arrive this morning? Are you the same bluebirds who nested here several years ago, in the same boxes you were now exploring? What are you eating, the berries and crabapples are mainly gone, consumed by all the "irruptive species" who visited this winter. Where will you go today, where will you sleep tonight? Will you really stay and nest, and is this just house hunting in ernest, or just dippping your toe in the water. So many questions. We wish they could talk.