Here we go...the bluebirds are trying again. Just goes to show that sometimes nature can just get on with it, despite us dumb humans.
I should have baffled everything in the yard right off the bat. This spring has been a huge learning experience for me. I don't know even half of all the answers (like how to permanently rid the yard of house sparrows) but at least it's safer for birds to raise a family here.
When I saw the coveted blue egg in the box this morning, it brought to mind one of my favorite pithy sayings: Start out as you mean to go on. In other words, if you start out right, you have a better chance of ending up where you want to be. It reminds me of all the mistakes Geoff and I made when Isabelle was an infant. She was a challenging baby, and we were so addled from lack of sleep that sometimes we took "the easy way" out...like putting her car seat on the clothes dryer to knock her out. And all of our short cuts caught up with us eventually.
So here's Day One (again) of Project Bluebird Part Deux.