Birds: Martins & I’m Not Sure
When we lived in west Tennessee, Purple Martin scouts always visited our house the weekend before Palm Sunday with the rest of the flock arriving by Easter.
A Martin couple was checking out the house guarded by a bluebird on the top of the hill.
DH erected Purple Martin houses back in February to provide housing for any Martins moving north for the Spring/Summer seasons.
We have been waiting & waiting. Purple Martins have called over our property but none have come in for a landing. Martins have taken up residence in houses neighbors erected, even the gourd house on Darks Mill Road. But our houses – nothing. Well, not quite nothing… Bluebirds.
Even though DH placed Bluebird houses along our driveway & in every pasture, they thought they needed more space. Maybe they do – every house is occupied!
Harry & I observed a beautiful little bird seeking a place to build a nest under the barn eve. I wasn’t sure what variety, but these are the closest 2 I could find in the best birding book I have. Of course, it is now out of print, but available at Amazon.com.