The Eastern Bluebird. One of our most beloved birds. Many of us place nest boxes in our yard hoping to attract them. We are so accustomed to seeing boxes in various places that we forget that yes, they still do nest in cavity trees.
This couple selected a very precarious place to have their nest. Last year this snag hosted two Brown-headed Nuthatch nests and sadly fell during a storm when the birds were still in it. The bottom now rest in water and is supported only by the tree it is leaning on.
I worry when it comes time for these chicks to fledge. No room for error or they may end up in the water.
There is another hole probably 18 inches above the Bluebird entrance where a Chickadee couple are raising their young.
These parents are certainly busy bringing food back to the chicks.