Such a on-going show in our little backyard this year! Looks like the first photo here will lead me to show how the little crooked birdhouse that Norm made....very much like this one shown here, blew off into the 'wilds of Roseburg'. We don't normally have the types of winds that we used to experience on the coast. Anyway, off it flew and I asked Norm to make another one just like it since it was one of my favorites. Below is the in-the-rough beginning. Further down you'll see Norm working on it as it nears completion.
Through this time of torturing the poor swallows, the bluebird of happiness were busy attacking every window around our house. Their reflections were as relentless as they were. Norm started threatening about getting his b-b-gun when they started leaving messes on our brand new deck. I started dropping blinds and doing everything I could to discourage them, at least around the deck. Something finally worked.....About this time I noticed there was all kind of dried weeds on the front porch. A pair of sparrows were now trying to build a nest on the timbers over the porch.....the bluebirds eventually scared them off, too. I read on Google that the aggressiveness of birds is based somewhat on the size and strength of their beaks.....I'd never thought about that before, but it makes sense, doesn't it?