Saturday, April 24, 2010

space available

Fieldside Realty -
providing safe nest boxes since 2006
It is our business at
Fieldside Realty
to offer clean, safe, and free housing
to Bluebirds and Tree Swallows each spring.

Each of our properties includes
* Handcrafted one-room oak box,
perfect for nest building and starting your family
* Stovepipe baffle for security against rodents and snakes
* Creekside access, just wingbeats away
* Free nesting material
* Some of the best bug hunting in town
* Excellent perching spots nearby

The properties are located in a friendly,
well-landscaped neighborhood.
Humans will check in on your dwellings periodically
to make sure that you are doing well
and to track the progress of your
growing family.

We hope you will consider renting from
Fieldside Realty today.
(Special appreciation given to multiple brood attempts.)

NEW LISTING: 1 duck box available for immediate occupancy

I stole this one straight from my writing blog. I thought you all would get a kick out of it. National Poetry Writing Month is almost over, and I'm secretly glad because it has pulled me away from this blog more than I would have liked. However, come May, new time challenges will present themselves as I start taking classes to become an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist (OCVN for short). In case you're wondering what it means to be an OCVN, here is an explanation from their website:
An Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist is an individual with a passion for the natural world who wishes to attend training and use his or her knowledge by giving back to the community through volunteer service. The program has three components: training, volunteer service hours, and advanced education.
I hope to report on the experience as classes progress.

Speaking of progress, the baby Phoebes are getting stronger every day.  I'm pretty sure I've seen 4 little heads/beaks in there.  I'll try to get some videos posted soon.  Also, I watched a Tree Swallow pair contemplating moving into one of the nest boxes today.  They inspired that bit of writing above.

Oh, and Flora-Quest is next weekend!!!!  I'll get to spend an entire day (at least) photographing flowers.  I cannot wait!

Take care, everyone!


KaHolly said...

You are just too clever!! ~karen

Monika said...

I love it!

Steve Willson said...

I'll post your ad in my field. I think I'm gaining Tree Swallows at the rate of one pair per day and all my boxes are full.

Heather said...

Karen, Monika - Thank you.

Steve - We have one empty songbird box and an empty duck box. So please, send your birds right on over!

Meg said...

Ha ha, nice one! We (John) put up more nest boxes this spring and I'm hoping they fill up.
Your previous post rung a bell with me...I just got back from three days away and our woods filled in so much in that short time--wow. Now, with the soft rain, I can literally see the grasses growing!

The Early Birder said...

My goodness Heather, it sounds better than the one I'm living in but don't tell 'A' ...can I get a transfer?
Best wishes on the Volunteering Course...sounds very interesting. FAB.

Heather said...

Meg - Maybe there will be some nests in progress in those boxes when we come to visit you! Regarding the rain, it certainly is making a huge difference. My flowers have been doing only so-so, and it just dawned on me today that they needed a really good dose of RAIN!

Frank - You're so silly! Shhhhh, I won't tell "A" about your request for a transfer. Thanks for the well wishes - I'm really looking forward to the classes.

Anonymous said...

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RuthieJ said...

That's a good ad Heather. I hope you attract lots of tenants this spring and summer! I have 4 eggs in a bluebird box and tree swallows looking at houses and gourds.
Good luck with your Master Naturalist course.....I'm one-third of the way thru mine already and enjoying it very much.

Beyond The Garden said...

Heather, the videos are wonderful. How did you get them? (You probably told us in an entry I missed.)

Heather said...

Ruthie - You have bluebird eggs already? I would think it would still be too cold there for that. I hope they do well! I'm looking forward to the volunteer naturalist program so much!

BTG - Thanks. We have a motion-activated camera mounted on the side of our house. I showed the set-up last year, but your question reminds me that I should show it again.