Tuesday, June 14, 2011
I've Waited Long Enough
After the disappointment and sadness of discovering at least one of the bluebird fledglings had died, I'd left the nestbox open. Yesterday, I finally cleaned it out with a bleach and water solution. After rinsing it and letting it dry out, I finally closed it up again...just a little hopeful that we'll have another bluebird pair...and a successful brood.
I think the male bluebird was in mourning (as was I, I think)...He had been sitting atop the nestbox for a couple of days after losing his young--and possibly the female...I hadn't seen her the whole time he was hanging out. I'm hoping she took the surviving young somewhere else and will return. At least there is a clean home ready and waiting for them if they decide to try again.
Cleaned out and sterilized.
Closed up. The entrance hole looks enticing.