Mama and Daddy continue to spend a lot of time in the yard and around the nest box, but still not building a nest. Just like every morning, the bluebirds and I had breakfast together.
The birds had mealworms from the New Orleans Diner and I had Bunches of Honey n Oats and coffee in my patio chair.
Mama finished breakfast first and left Daddy on the feeder. Suddenly his gaze went skyward. I’ve seen this behavior many times. It means his keen eyes have spotted a hawk. This morning was a false alarm, though. It was just a pair of Turkey Vultures checking out the hill behind the house. The threat from hawks is real. A pair of Cooper’s Hawks is nesting down on the creek and they have taken birds from the yard. They come in low and fast on the feeders because they know birds are here.
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