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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Standing Guard!

Want to know why this fellow is standing guard?

Because the Mrs. is in
(You gotta click to enlarge, too cute)

here setting up house keeping!

26 comments:

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Darla~~ The Mrs. is in. How cute is that? Love ALL your photos.

RainGardener said...

Very cute. I love watching how the birds take turns building and watching the kids later. They seem so dedicated to home and family. I guess we could all learn from them. ;-)

Craig Glenn said...

Very nice Darla! Great captures.

Craig Glenn

Becca's Dirt said...

That one was right to stand guard for momma bird to take care of the nest. So cute.

Deb said...

the Mrs. is so cute, love your birdhouse

Roses and Lilacs said...

Wow, lucky you. A blue bird for your house.
Marnie

Gail said...

She needed him to stand guard...the chickadees would gladly take over the birdhouse if they could! A wonderful capture Darla...and how delightful to have bluebirds! gail

Kathleen said...

Oh Darla!
I have had a bird like this on my side mirror on my car all day!
The bird is looking at it's reflection thinking it is another bird.How funny to see it on your page.
Hope all is well with you!!
~Kathleen

bennie and patsy said...

Ours didn't stay.Hope more will come.
patsy

Carla said...

Oh, Darla, you have blue birds!! Congrats to you AND Mr. Blue bird:)

easygardener said...

They are very sweet - though it does seem as if she is doing all the work (lol)

Marsha said...

Is this at your house? How lucky are you? I look forward to watching the beauties raise a family. She sure had a mouthful to bring into the nest box!

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

I love these pictures!! They made me smile :)

Leedra said...

Bluebirds, bluebirds everywhere. You will have as many bluebirds as you do flowers...eventually.

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Shellmo said...

Yea - babies will soon be on the way!!! And what a good husband to stand guard!

Tootsie said...

love it! we have some that come each year...and we all guard them against that stray cat....congrats!

Jeanne said...

We are putting up our blue bird houses this weekend, hopefully we have a couple pairs of Mr and Mrs take up residence, I see them every summer but haven't gotten any houses up til this spring, I whined and dined (And bought the wood and the hinges and everything else) and HUBBY FINALLY BUILT 2 of them. Can't wait to get them up and watch. Yours look like they come pretty close to the house, do you put out mealy worms or anything for them?

Anonymous said...

Their so cute!
Makes me want to buy a bird house.
As always lovely pictures. :)

Jhocelyn

fishing guy said...

Darla: How really neat to have nesting bluebirds, wonderful captures.

Susie said...

Is that not just the sweetest thing!?!? They work so hard to build their little nest. Sweet pictures Darla!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Darla, You are so lucky!!! I pray that our bluebirds will come back to our yard and have their babies. Love that photo with the nest stuff in his mouth. HOW CUTE!!!! If you are like me, you'll be watching those bluebirds constantly...

Keep us posted.
Hugs,
Betsy

marmee said...

our bluebirds are doing the same behaviours. it is so much fun to watch. they are very devoted to one another and always watching out. so glad to see them happy at your home.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Cute post, Darla!
Great catch!

perennialgardener said...

Isn't that sweet! They found their new house, that's great.

Lois said...

I am so jealous Darla! I've been trying to get a bluebird pair to nest in my yard, but no luck. I have seen two in the front yard sitting in my driveway of all places, but they didn't stay. I'm not giving up though!

heirloomgardener said...

Beautiful! Our birds haven't started building their nests yet, but can't wait.