Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Just had to post a couple of photos of the cicadas in my yard. The birds are really enjoying them, too...I have seen bluebirds, mockingbirds, robins and even house finches munching on them....YUM!!!

Monday, May 30, 2011

BlueBird Nest Box Update

Bluebird babies were very active on Sunday at the store. I was there until 4:00 and they hadn't fledged, but it looks like they're ready to go anytime now. Good luck little fellas...

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Eurasian Collared-Dove at WBU Nashville

WBU in Nashville has had Eurasian Collared-Doves visiting the store for the past couple of years. Yesterday, we saw only one, but most times there are two or even three at a time. They are strikingly beautiful when compared to the mourning doves we normally see.

Blue Birds nesting at WBU Nashville

First time in many years we've had bluebirds nesting at WBU in Nashville. There are literally dozens of house sparrows at the store, but our male bluebird - affectionately called "bruiser" - is MUCH more aggressive than any other bluebird I've ever witnessed. He guards the nest box and feeder with all his might...swooping and fighting off not only sparrows, but ANYONE who comes too close including finches, chicadees, robins, mocking birds, blue jays and even employees!

So far, so good...Mom and Dad have been feeding babies constantly this past week and hatchlings should fledge by Monday or Tuesday.