FLASHBACK FRIDAY – A YEAR AGO TODAY
I just read an article from the Audubon society this morning that they have had considerable success in getting Bluebirds to breed. They now have a couple of dozen nestlings down the road in their Natick sanctuary. I didn’t know we were running short of Bluebirds, but I’m not surprised. We are running short of many of our songbirds — which is why I stress our own budget to keep feeding them even when the price of seed has more than doubled. I buy special food for them. It’s expensive and is specifically for Bluebirds and Robins, both of whom have very specific food needs. I have seen quite a few Bluebirds recently. They are still a bit pale from winter, but they will brighten up as the weather warms. So enjoy the Bluebirds. They are here to make you happy.
When we started putting out suet cakes full of seeds, beef suet, and meal worms, I hoped I’d attract some of the bug-eaters — like the Robins and Bluebirds. The Robins aren’t back yet, but today the Bluebirds arrived. A whole flock of them and guess what? They headed straight for the big suet and meal worm cake.
I didn’t get the whole flock because by the time I got my camera focused, most of the flock had moved, but I got some of them. They are beautiful. And, best of all, they will all be back. The Bluebirds are here. Can happiness be far behind?