Turf war yesterday, Bluebirds won!

United States
April 23, 2016 8:44am CST
Yesterday afternoon my husband came into my office to tell me the big news...the bluebirds found the birdhouse. I watched for a while and they were very busy indeed. In the evening I notice a small bird, I don't know what kind is was, who was showing interest in the new birdhouse. Before I knew it both bluebirds stood their ground so to speak and scared off that other bird. The stranger didn't give up, he (or she) tried several more times but the bluebirds won the turf war. They are out this morning, in and out of that birdhouse. They aren't taking any nesting materials in so I don't really know what they are doing. Anyway, all is well that ends well! Photo is mine.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
23 Apr 16
Very nice birdhouse you hubby made, that didn't take him long.
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• United States
23 Apr 16
It didn't take long at all - and he actually followed the directions I found online.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
23 Apr 16
@AbbyGreenhill He followed the directions??? Wow and did you give him a pat on the back lol My husband never follows directions
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@JohnRoberts (56966)
• Los Angeles, California
23 Apr 16
The bluebirds need to put out a "No Vacancy" sign.
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• United States
23 Apr 16
I will tell them that!
@Jessicalynnt (47872)
• Centralia, Missouri
23 Apr 16
perhaps he needs to build another one and stick it somewhere else.
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• United States
23 Apr 16
I can't believe he made on, I'm not going to push it LOL
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• Centralia, Missouri
23 Apr 16
@AbbyGreenhill well I am glad the bluebirds got to it first
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• United States
23 Apr 16
@Jessicalynnt They are out shopping for curtains now.
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@jaboUK (53935)
• United Kingdom
23 Apr 16
I hope they decide to make it their home - it sounds promising.
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• United States
23 Apr 16
They are out shopping for furniture as we speak!
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@jaboUK (53935)
• United Kingdom
23 Apr 16
@AbbyGreenhill You do have a funny way of putting things
@sol_cee (15445)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
23 Apr 16
Maybe they're taking measurements? Wallpapering?
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• United States
23 Apr 16
LOL, that could be!
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@sol_cee (15445)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
23 Apr 16
@JudyEv (123167)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Apr 16
Isn't that interesting? Maybe you need to supply another birdhouse for the other birds.
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• United States
24 Apr 16
There are too many others...they will have to fend for themselves.
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@LadyDuck (157407)
• Switzerland
23 Apr 16
The birdhouse is cute, great job! The blue birds are studying the house, they want to be sure that it is a safe place where to build their nest.
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• United States
23 Apr 16
They are busy out there!
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@LeaPea2417 (20413)
• Toccoa, Georgia
23 Apr 16
That is a lovely bird house he made!
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• United States
23 Apr 16
He is getting good at making things out of wood.
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@marlina (73884)
• Canada
23 Apr 16
Glad that the bluebirds stood their ground.
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• United States
23 Apr 16
me too - or I would have had to go out and chase that other bird away.
• Eugene, Oregon
23 Apr 16
It would be great if they nest there. I hope the other birds leave them alone.
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• United States
23 Apr 16
So far it's been quiet out there - no other birds around.
@sueznewz2 (9996)
• Alicante, Spain
23 Apr 16
nice bird house.... can you see it from your office... ? i'm sure the birds are well pleased....
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• United States
23 Apr 16
No, I can only see it from the living room - he should have put it by my office. Next year.
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@miniam (9241)
• Bern, Switzerland
23 Apr 16
Just like human beings,birds too do defend territory, cant blame them.
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• United States
23 Apr 16
Birds are very territorial. You should see the hummingbirds fight over the feeder!
@mom210 (6761)
• Atlanta, Georgia
23 Apr 16
I love blue birds they are so pretty, beautiful area you have for them
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• United States
23 Apr 16
I just hope I get to watch them when they teach the babies to fly.
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@amadeo (65879)
• United States
23 Apr 16
Nice there.Furniture.Maybe they will find some
• United States
23 Apr 16
Yes, I see the furniture delivery truck pulling up now.