Early this morning I heard a gang of Blue jays carrying on right outside the back of the house. It only lasted a minute, and then the Bluebirds and Nuthatches took over, making alarm calls like I’ve never heard before. We have 4 Screech Owl boxes put up around our house in the woods. The owls have nested only once, but sometimes they will roost in one of the boxes during the winter. Looking outside, I could see several very upset bluebirds flying around the box, looking inside, even perching at the hole of the box and peering in. Then the White-breasted Nuthatches got in on the act, scolding and fussing around the opening. Later in the day when the little Screech Owls often want to catch the warmth of the sun, I looked out, and sure enough, there he was sitting in the opening of the box, as if to say, “What was all the fuss about?”
What a great sequence of photos. They tell the story in and of themselves!
Thanks, Judy! I was glad I was around to catch it all!
“Love it” birds can be so “comical” and your captions say it all!!!!!!!
Thanks, Jim! Sometimes I like to have fun with the pics, and this one was easy to play with.
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