Monday, February 26, 2007


Click on photo to enlarge - © 2007 jim otterstrom

Our unusually mild spring-like weather is bringing out throngs of house-hunters of the feathered kind. There's a Pygmy Nuthatch inspecting the interior of this house while the male Western Bluebird tries to intimidate him into going elsewhere.

Pygmy Nuthatches just aren't that easily intimidated, they may be tiny but they're very persistent.

I built the little house for either Nuthatches or Chickadees and it has been successfully used for the past four years or so to fledge several generations of little Pygmy Nuthatches, sometimes two fledgings a season.

The Western Bluebirds did run our Violet-Green Swallows off last year, so I'm going to move a Bluebird house to another location, further away from the gourd-house the Swallows have used for over a decade.

Two years of blogging!

What have I learned?

For one thing, I've learned you can spend entirely too much time blogging!

More on that later...

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy 2nd bloggiversary! I have benefited immensely from your words, your kind heart, your fabulous rants, your wonderful attitude, your compassionate intelligence. Viva Earth Home Garden!

7:11 AM  
Blogger roger said...

congrats. one man's time suck is often someone else's nugget of wisdom or charm. not that i want you to waste time....all the same, i enjoy your place here.

7:36 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

Happy Bloggiversary! A wonderful two years it has been. The world is sweeter for knowing you and Peg are in it.

8:24 AM  
Anonymous donna said...

congratulations...i have enjoyed your fabulous insights, stories and immense love for your wife children, nature and life....

I dont always comment, but I love reading you

11:54 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

Happy Bloggiversary! I always enjoy reading about your lifestyle, your experiences, and your beautiful part of the world there. And your rants.

If it weren't for your blog, I would not have been introduced to Bigfoot! :) Which reminds me...I haven't been able to find the 2007 around here yet. They probably have it somewhere in Duluth, just haven't been there lately.

6:35 AM  
Blogger SimplyTim said...

Great beginning! I look forward to many more than two more!

By the way, what's written on the roof of the birdhouse?


11:41 AM  
Blogger Melinda, mom of Noah said...

gorgeous photograph!

11:41 AM  
Anonymous kiwi said...

It's been a privilege to have shared (via your blog) a little of your interesting life at Earth Home Garden, Jim & Peggy.
Your love and goodness always shine though no matter what the topic (or rant)!
Here's to another two years blogging...and many more! Cheers!
(Will email you soon.)

12:54 PM  
Blogger MomEtc. said...

Love your blog! Happy Bloggiversary!

9:31 PM  

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