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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!

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Taken on March 28, 2011