This was taken last year. Right now, it is just starting to fill out. I have to remember how my gardens looked early on as I wonder if I can find room for something new. This space looks filled to the brim. No room for anything else.....but, do you see the Church birdhouse hanging with it's back to the camera? The birdhouse was given to me by my daughter. Her neighbor, Hank, made it. It was there all last year. Birds checked it out, but didn't move in. This year is different. Several birds were trying to nest in it. It looks like it was a choice piece of real estate. Yesterday, while looking around, a tiny chickadee flew past me and popped into the house. There was another chickadee already inside. I watched for a while and they brought nesting material back and forth. Now, this is a big birdhouse. I thought too big for chickadees. I guess I was wrong. It seems that the bigger the better.....just like humans nowadays. There are so many huge homes in neighborhoods all around us. I would think that people would rattle around in these houses and I always think that I wouldn't want to keep them clean. So, these little chickadees have a big job ahead of them......building a nest and caring for their young. I wonder if they will regret taking on a big home? Will they come back again? I wonder too....did they look at the other tiny houses back in the woods? Maybe I attracted them. Maybe they enjoy people around like gardeners on their hands and knees making their gardens pretty. Maybe they wanted someone to pickup after them as they flitted around in the mulch tossing aside what they didn't want. I might find out the answers to these questions, when I start reading my new book....What a Bird Knows?
Have a nice day today. I will be out doing a few things to keep up the gardens. The sun is out and it's going to be a little warmer. I'm going to start on the west side of the house....I wonder if the chickadees are up yet :)