Female Blue bird making a nest
We have built a bird house and propped it up under the roof extension. For the last four years the same pair of blue birds have chosen it for rearing a new family. In this photo the female is taking a moment to decide if I am a threat or not - before flying up to the house. Both the male and female help in building the nest with the female putting on the final touches - just like us humans!
Sometimes the birds are too optimistic and are unable to get the nesting material into the house. This time she made it in!