Wednesday, July 13, 2011
For the third year in a row, this mountain blue bird and his mate have raised a brood of chicks in the birdhouse. The amount of energy the parents expend bringing insects to the chicks is incredible. We never hear the chicks until a parent lands on the doorstep and then they all scream for the bug being delivered. In years past the male would spend time each day pecking at his own image on the pickup mirror. He either learned better or grew tired of it as he did not do that this year.