A Little Bird Told Me…

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…that there is a Lake & Wildlife Partner meeting this morning at 9:30 (at Club Tamarack).

The scheduled program is “Birds and Birdbaths”; all Bent Tree property owners and residents are welcome to attend.  The photos below are just some of the bird pictures I’ve taken in Bent Tree over the last few years.  It’s a  wildlife watcher’s paradise here.

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Home Improvement

The Bluebird Benefactors were busy over the winter. You may recall from earlier posts that two people took it upon themselves to maintain the twenty-something bluebird boxes around the Bent Tree golf course (and a few others around the community). Many of the old boxes were rotted out. So, over the winter, the couple built, stained, and installed new ones (see photos below). Some of the old deeper boxes were still in decent shape, but did not seem to attract bluebirds as well as the shallower ones. To remedy that situation, the couple placed pieces of 2x4s in the bottom of the deep boxes to make them shallow enough for the nesting birds. So far, so good. The BBs keep a diligent watch over the boxes for signs of predators, and clean/repair the boxes when necessary.

Note – if you’d like to read previous posts about the boxes, enter “benefactors” in the search box at the top of the page.

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This Place is For the Birds.

Continuing with the bird theme this week…The bluebirds were flying around like crazy again at the dam last Sunday. It was a chilly, but sunny morning, and they were zipping across the road, landing on rocks, the pavement, the valve operator, the purple martin houses (a new house recently appeared, so now there are two), signs, everything. While I was trying to take pictures of the bluebirds, a heron flew by and got in a couple of pictures. Click here for a similar post back in October.

Click thumbnails for larger images. The last picture is my favorite.