We have all heard what we should do “if the shoe fits”, but what if the shoe DON’T fit?
I bought this “green roof” birdhouse a few years ago on our anniversary trip to Mentone. I love picking out a plant to put on the roof every spring.
This spring when I walked out to survey my birdhouse and check to see if it needed new potting soil, I noticed a hole in the side wall of the birdhouse.
At first I thought maybe there had been a knot in the wood there and it had fallen out. Upon closer inspection, I realized that something, some animal, had made this new hole.
As spring came, and birds began to nest, I began to see a bird coming and going out of the side hole of my birdhouse. I decided not to plant anything on top, so that water would not harm any potential babies that might be inside.
I knew when I bought it, that the original hole was too small for most birds, but I didn’t realize that they would make their own entrance hole! It took me a long while to actually figure out that it is a mocking bird nesting here. They will sit on those trellises before they enter the birdhouse.
Maybe one day I’ll catch them in a photo.