The pairs mate for life and the male helps his mate search for just the right nesting place. Then he protects her and the nest, brings her food while she is incubating the eggs, and helps feed the young nestlings after they hatch. Such a good “Daddy.” Henry David Thoreau said, the male “carries the sky on his back.” His lovely blue coloring certainly seems as though that is the case.
Mike put a house on the post of the fence that circles the Bee Yard, and we have been watching our resident Bluebird couple raise this spring’s family.
The lid on the top is hinged, so each weekend we have taken a quick peek inside to see how the nesting is progressing. Take a look……….