The forsythia bush is in full boom in the garden and green perennials shoots grow visibly each day. A mountain ash tree stands and the back of the yard and soft green-grey buds are almost ready to open.
Last year I added a small room to our property. I selected one with a reinforced door which would make it difficult for red squirrels to chew their way into the enclosure. The room was never occupied and over the winter the paint cracked and peeled.
This spring an inspection was undertaken by a pair of Black-capped Chickadees and...
I am happy to say they have moved in. We have had several Robins nest in our shrubs and Northern Cardinals built a flimsy nest in the top of the lilac bush, but I have never had a bird house tenant.
I watch their comings and goings from a distance. These Chickadees would eat out of my hand in the winter, but now they are secretive and stay away if I am too close to their room. I do hope they find it safe and comfortable and perhaps I will have a chance to see their babies before long.