One highlight of my trip was visiting bluebird birdhouses with my DIL and granddaughter. Laura is helping out the Virginia Bluebird Society by visiting birdhouses built for bluebirds to nest in. Seems that house sparrows (a non-native species back East) will lay eggs in bluebird nests and destroy the eggs of the bluebirds. The bluebird population is in danger from this sparrow and its nesting habits. I took pictures because this was an exciting visit for me! I had done this with Laura last year but there were no nests. This year was different!!
I really enjoyed this outing to check the birdhouses. I think we checked at least 8 and probably more boxes. Most had nests and some eggs. I think the bluebirds are going to make a comeback!! Thanks to my DIL and the other volunteers who do this for the Virginia Bluebird Society.