I hung this birdhouse last year purely as a decoration. I never thought birds would actually try to use it. As you can see it's right by the deck where a lot of activity happens. I'm not sure this is the best place for them to choose.
Normally the birdhouse behind the pond is the first to be taken by Chickadees. Hopefully they'll decide to use that one instead. It's much safer and less commotion to disturb the family.
The Bewick's Wrens start numerous nests in different birdhouses and then decide which one they'll use to lay their eggs in. One of the birds had a big beak full of dried grass while this one would rustle around and then poke it's head out every so often.
I love when birds pop their heads out just to take a peek of their surroundings.
Probably wondering where their partner went with all the nesting supplies.
I think the Wrens picked the perfect spot in this quiet corner under the Cedar tree. Lots of Hellebores blooming to give their front yard some color.
Just had to get another picture of Hellebore 'Mardi Gras Double'. I keep hoping it'll reseed like the others have done in this area.
Anyone else seeing signs of house hunting by the birds near them? Lets hope they aren't confused and know spring won't be far off.