I'm a little surprised because of all the comings and goings at our front door but momma-to-be Chickadee is determined to have her babies in this ornament. It is a bird-house but was never used for that until now.
I stay clear of the bird-house and only speak to the bird when she is sitting watching me only a few feet away. I'm quite thrilled about this as the Chickadee has always been a favorite of mine. I remember at age 8 writing an essay on the Chickadee for English class and receiving an 'A'.
Here she is sitting in the tree next to our house.
We really need some sunshine.
Here's the little house where the nest is built.
I would normally wash it down and straighten it's whiskers after the long, cold winter but I am afraid to touch it in case it scares her away. So,....it's no mansion but it's home for her.
I'm a little concerned as far as Sierra being on the porch to greet our mailman each morning. It's not like she hasn't been known to grab a bird in her younger days.
We will have to keep her in when the time comes for the fledglings to leave the nest.
"Well, pfffffftttttt....to that", says Sierra
Yes, this is how she sits and waits for the mailman.
It's no wonder he finds her amusing.