I hadn’t seen any blue birds for a few days, so this morning I checked the nest. The eggs are still there, but there is a large hole in one – not a crack as if it were beginning to hatch, but a hole. The tree swallows, diligent in the protection of their nest, did not appear as I walked by. There are definite changes.
In my gardening journal on May 11, I wrote:
Everything I have read indicates that house sparrows should not be allowed to live with blue birds or tree swallows as they are predators, but I feel conflicted. Might be best to let nature take its course.
That is what I need to keep in mind – be patient and let nature take its course. Lessons that apply to many things in life, I think.
Just now, as I was writing this, a male bluebird came to the feeder. I think it is a good sign.