Sunday, July 11, 2010


We still haven't had any other bluebirds in our nest box out back, but in mid-June, I saw this female on our deck. The picture is horribly fuzzy, but I'm hoping she has found a home some where! It looks like she has nesting material in her mouth.

We also had a little excitement with a non-bird critter in our yard. I think he was after my garden! I haven't seen him in a while, and I'm hoping he has found a new home! I tried to chase him away along the fence with a stick, but he only teased me by running back and forth. (I hope my neighbors didn't see me as I'm sure I looked like a crazy woman. The stick was really a steam attached to a dirt ball I grabbed from the compost pile.) My husband was thrilled that we had some other wildlife in our yard, but I was more concerned about damage to my garden. I'll be doing more chasing if he comes back.


  1. The cute little chipmunk won't hurt your garden one bit. They just collect seeds and nuts for the winter and hide them in a hole someplace.

  2. Thanks, Richard. He is so cute, and I have seen evidence of him in the garden that I promptly cleaned up. So far, I haven't seen any evidence of eating any of my veggies.