This is what a blue bird nest looks like in my blue bird house. It's neat; everything goes in a circle and it's made from pieces of straw and dried grass.
This is what I found in the nest after I didn't see the blue birds going in the box any longer.
This is NOT a blue bird egg!!!!
It a cow bird egg! It's slightly bigger than blue bird eggs and has brown speckles.
They go around laying their eggs in other nests and never stick around to raise their young!! Hmmmmm. Then the baby hatches and being bigger, it gets all the food and the other young birds die!
(This isn't the blue bird nest, it's just an old nest I found that I put it in for pictures.)
I waited for over a week and still no blue birds so I removed the blue bird nest from the box too.
Within a couple days the blue birds were back and built a new nest.
They were very smart and didn't lay eggs in with the cow bird egg!!
Now there are beautiful blue eggs in there.
Four of them!!!
I sat by the box trying to get a picture of the blue birds. They were around but after about a half hour I was ready to give up. Then all of a sudden she flew in. I missed the shot!!!!!!
I changed my vantage point and got this picture of her just ready to fly out.
Blue birds mean "Summer" for me!!
This post is linked with "Seasonal Sundays" at The Tablescaper:
And "Outdoor Wednesday" at A Southern Daydreamer:Shirley