About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
To contribute, email me at bloubird@gmail.com.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Photo Share: Spring excitement

I hope you and Dolly are doing well! We have our spring excitement here.
We wanted to share some photos.
Our pair of Bluebirds came back to nest again this year. The bluebirds laid 5 eggs and we have 5 babies.
Our Grosbeaks male and female have arrived. Male and Female Orioles(no picture yet). 

We have chickadees building a nest in one house and the house wren in another! The tree swallows tried for one nest box too. I have not seen them since.

So far everyone is getting along.

The last two pictures were a huge surprise to me! Everyone prefers the bison hair here. Including the red squirrel??? I had no idea they lined a nest? 

It was the cutest thing to see, pull out the hair and then wrap into a ball. He did grab some cotton first? Is this normal? He will have a nice warm nest!
Hope to see you soon, Holly 

Squirrels, especially red squirrels, get into big trouble collecting nesting material. Usually their gnawing habits and collection of nest materials can be destructive: balls of torn insulation, thistle socks, outdoor pillows… I'm glad yours found a good source without destroying anything. 

If anyone else would like to share a photograph of nature send it to bloubird@gmail.com with a description and permission to post it on the Friday Photo.

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