PUNKIN ON A BOX & BIRDS ROOSTING IN MY GARDEN
We have been in the middle of some kind of weather situation where a cold front or something was coming down from the north and something was coming up from the Gulf. The last several days have been cloudy and drizzly and raining and I absolutely LOVED it. I was working on some furniture at home, so I didn't have to get out and drive on the slippery roads.
Today, it's a cool beautiful sunny day.
I found this "Fresh Flowers" box at Sprouts and asked if I could bring it home for my cats to sleep in.
Looks like Punkin perfers sleeping on top of it.
For several days I watched for Ms. Woodpecker to come to her roosting place in the tall green birdhouse and didn't see her. I learned that I was looking for her too late in the day. A couple of nights ago, I was at the kitchen window just after 5 o'clock and saw her fly to the tall green birdhouse and check and check and check to make sure nothing was in the house, then entered for the night.
When the wrens are getting ready to roost, they start watching from afar to make sure it's safe to enter their sleeping quarters for the night. Then, at the right time they enter quickly so they won't be seen. This is what I've always observed in my garden. Just at dusk, you can hear the little wrens calling and if you had to time to watch for several minutes, you would see their special place for the night. The woodpeckers start calling before they enter, too. They do this across the yard from where they're planning to roost.
Hoping you have a wonderful week!