After a grueling 45 minute inspection by a certified home inspector, my knife topped birdhouse received a COA (Chickadee Occupancy Approval). That inspector was very thorough, but ultimately he wasn’t able to find anything wrong with the house and now a nice young couple have taken up residency. Phew.
I know a few of you were skeptical and thought the shiny roofing material might scare away potential buyers, but this young couple didn’t seem to mind. (Although the inspector had some quizzical looks while inspecting the roof.)
I took a few photos of the whole process. You can see how detail oriented the inspector was!
I hope to have some more pictures for you of our new neighbors. Last year the chickadees had a few chicks in the old bird house. And there was a house finch couple that had five babies after making a nest on top of our light fixture (yes, I made the little bucket for them. I didn’t want them to fry.)
The five finch siblings always hung out together and would come to our window feeder at the same time. So sweet.
Do you have any birds that nest annually in your yard? I just can’t get enough of them!
When my first son was born a red shouldered hawk had built a nest behind our house. One day I was awakened from a little nap to a “Feeeee, Feeee, Feeee” racket in the backyard and saw all three of her babes perched on our fence.
Completely off-topic: I’ve been fighting a cold, that has turned into a sinus infection. And I’m blaming it all on this:
That is about an 1/8″ accumulation of pollen on our porch. The stuff is unrelenting and you can see yellow dust clouds when the wind whips up.
I went to the doctor today for a (you guessed it) sinus infection. I asked her to look up the date I was in last and would you believe it was April 14th, 2011 (the same date a year earlier.) Last year, she prescribed some steroids to help me get better. I think I finally understand what being on speed must be like. After a week on steroids I had completed a dozen projects and was only sleeping maybe 3 hours a night. Those drugs turned me into a machine and my mind was racing with ideas. It was awesome until the drug left my system. Then I was exhausted for a week!
This time when she said she wanted to put me on them again, I frowned at the idea. She promised me that this was a lower dose she was prescribing me. Well, it is now 1:30 am – I’m not tired – and I already cleaned the whole downstairs of our house and organized my office.
Speaking of getting organized…don’t forget to enter the simplify 1o1 giveaway that ends Sunday night at midnight! You could win this workshop!
Off to try counting sheep and take some Nyquil.