I can bring them in to feed. And to water. But I can't get them to nest. My annual nest box check took place Saturday, a time when I verify nesting use in the boxes and then clean them out for the coming year. And it was a bust. Out of eight boxes, I found nest activity in only one. And this one was the box where White Breasted Nuthatches were observed in the spring. They made a tight and soft package that seems to have included an awful lot of hair! I can only assume this was scored from creatures other than myself! Or perhaps it's lint gathered from all of the dryer vents. In any case it's a classic WBN design. I'm disappointed this was all we had from 2013. But we can hope for better results next year. I always do!
This Wingscapes BirdCam enthusiast and keeper of a well-stocked "bird cafe" has been watching birds in Cary for over 18 years. I adopted the BirdCam in December 2007 and have been working with the product daily, recording over 35 species locally and gaining significant experience with the use of this amazing device. I'm not a "power birder." While I enjoy birdwatching in the field, I appreciate the simple delights of the birds found in my own backyard or in places just down the street. These are truly interesting places and I never tire of the little stories told every day in those places. The birds are central to this experience, but expect me to talk about the things that also are part of the birdwatching experience here at Cary BirdCam, from buying bird seed to crunching numbers in the logbook. Thanks for being a reader!