What’s Up? – Trouble in Paradise…
Trouble in Paradise…
Although our weather remains erratic, we are presented with cold mornings that in the afternoon get warm and sunny.
The official first day of spring, At 7:00 am. was 31º F and gradually the temperature increased, the sky was clear, by noon it was already over 50º F. and sunny. I had the great pleasure to see approximately 5 Eastern Bluebirds arrived. They looked around and then one couple (M&F) stayed, the rest just took off. Within minutes they were picking twigs and nest material for the cedar box bird house I installed some years back. These birds were totally into building the nest.
Some time later, I saw a male and female American Robins walking around picking worms from the ground. I shot some pictures of them too! … Then I noticed some commotion going on under the trees. It was the male robin chasing and fighting with the male bluebird. The robin was a better contender but after 2 or 3 minutes of fight and chases. Suddenly, out of the trees the other 3 bluebirds showed up and attacked the robin, the latter, made the smart decision to retreat.
The bluebirds are tough fighters, no doubt. After all the ado there was peace. The couple of bluebirds continued their task to have their nest ready. No more problems after that.
As you can see, there are problems even in paradise!