New tenents in one of  the bird houses have given new meaning to the phrase ‘porch sitting’.   

Normally you think of neighbors sitting out, relaxing and enjoying whatever is going on in the neighborhood.   We have rocking chairs and a porch swing to do just that, but we won’t be using them much for a while, not till the baby birds are grown and we can take the bird houses down.

One of the birdhouses looks like a country store, complete with milk bottles on the porch and a chimney.

Here is  the female sitting on the porch waiting for the male bird to come out.  The photo is blurry, it was taken through a leaded glass window in our front door.

Here  you can see through the blinds that the male is hanging onto the porch swing chain, watching the female and singing away… a bird serenade.