Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Down Home in NC

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Saturday Photo Hunt

SATURDAY PHOTO HUNT: 

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TODAY'S WORD IS

N E S T:  a place used by an animal for rearing its young

Oh is mom happy about today's word...
we'd like to show you our 


 Eastern Bluebird House and Nest(ing) cup
The male bluebird builds the nest  in the cup.
We don't know if he would build w/o it...
because we always use the cups.
The bluebird house is made with a side opening, shown below, so nosy humans can peep in there to check the nest for eggs.  
Once the eggs are hatched MOM NEVER opens
the side door.

Once many years ago mom opened the side to check for eggs...
lo and behold the Mrs. BB was in the house..when mom open the side door Mrs. BB almost flew into mom's hair.....SO now
before Mom opens the side door she knocks first.  If Mrs. BB
is there she flies out the front hole.  Usually we get at least one or two broods of baby BB in the spring!  And March is the month Mr. BB starts looking for the perfect real estate for Mrs. BB.
She can be a little picky.  We have full bird feeders and BB pellets 
near by,a bird bath, and shrubs close by so she can get a break from the baby BB but keep an eye on the house.

28 comments:

  1. Your human really knows how to stage bluebird real estate!

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  2. We love nesting boxes and have several at our home. Unfortunately they are not anywhere close to our catio. Pffffft!
    Happy Caturday!
    XOXO from your besties.

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  3. Oh that's a bluebird palace... bet Mrs. BB will like it :o) I hope for a habby BB furmily this year :o)
    easy rider

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  4. Hari OM
    Fa-blue-roonies!!! Pawfect for today's prompt... hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

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  5. Awww we hope to see the residents sometime. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  6. Oh those are such lucky BlueBirds to have such a nice nesting place and that does look just perfect. Bet it is fun tp watch the baby birds grow up. You all have a great day.

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  7. We have a nest in the tree right outside my front window, tis fun!

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  8. How cool. We used to have a morning dove who nested in one of Mom's ferns every year.

    Hugs,
    your guy Raz and The Florida Furkids

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  9. OMD OMD that nesting cup is a new one to us... we just have gourds that they have built in... ON their OWN.. You are MUCH nicer to YOUR BB's than we are..even though one did give your mom a HAIRY SCARY!!

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  10. Agree with Summer! MOL That is way cool, Madi! Your Mom has taste :)

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  11. We never heard of a nesting cup! Our BB's are actually Scrub Jays. We are happy to see anything that isn't all brown BOL!

    Your pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  12. Wow...your Mama is a wonderful BBBB (Bluebird Bed and Breakfast) hostess!!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  13. Your Mom has such nice manners to remember to knock first:) It must be fun to watch the nest building and then watch the nestlings grow and mature. Mom used to have canaries that mated and it was so much fun for her own children to watch.

    Happy weekend.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

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  14. That is so cool, Madi! I've never known any one, much less a feline, that had their own bluebird nest.

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  15. Of course Mom, you gotta knock first, only polite!
    Can we see photos, with mrs BBs permission, if they nest this year. I luffs pretty birdies
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  16. I love this, and can just imagine you knocking before entering the bluebird's home. Maybe you can share a photo of the nest with some eggs later this spring!

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  17. knocking first sounds like a good idea. Mom opened our bird house door and wasps flew out, BOL
    Snorts,
    Lily & Edward

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  18. We've never heard of those cups. Our bluebirds seem to like our boxes just fine without them though. We're glad you get some babies too.

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  19. That is a great residence for Mrs BB. We have a Mrs BB here who builds her nest in the Leylandii hedge. She is Mrs Blackbird though.

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  20. Hope they have a healthy clutch this year in the Blue Bird Box!!
    Hugs and nose taps,
    Kathy and Molly

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  21. That is great! I have never heard of the cup before.

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  22. Wow, how cool that you have a BB nesting cup. We find an occasional bird's nest that falls out of the tree and the mom saves them. :)

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  23. Wow u have to knock on the door. We will keep an eye out fur blue birds.

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  24. So very cool! It really is polite to knock on the door of a home that isn't yours anyway. So your mom is very respectful of those birds! ;)

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  25. lol....a blue bird hair barrette would not be the thing to have.

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