Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Bluebird Blanket

I awoke around 4 a.m. to hear drizzling rain tapping on the roof of our camp house. A cold front came through early Sunday morning dropping temps to around 40 degrees. Along with 20 mph winds from the ENE it gave the outside air a bit of a bite when I walked out onto the front porch. Later that morning I saw a bluebird perched atop the nestbox I put up for them several years ago. I'm sure they've been roosting inside it, because bluebirds are known to bunch up together in boxes to keep warm during cold nights. I opened it up to find only a small bit of pine straw on the floor, which doesn't look like it would provide much in the way of a comfortable place to sleep in the cold.

I had saved a small ziploc bag of dryer lint for an instance such as this so I fluffed it up and placed it inside. This should make for a nice, cozy blanket for them to sleep upon, which I'm sure they will apprecaiate.

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