Bluebird House GIVE-AWAY

I am hosting a Bluebird House Give-Away! The lucky winner will receive one of my unique handcrafted large Bluebird Houses.

male bluebird eating mealworms

Wouldn’t you love to have one of my Bluebird Houses in your garden? Your Bluebirds are sure to love it!

Here is how to enter:

One entry per person unless you also complete #4 and #5.

1 – Make a comment on this post about my handcrafted Bluebird House!

2 – Become a follower of Michael’s Woodcraft and Blog.

3 – Like Michael’s Woodcraft and Blog.

4 – If you would like multiple chances to win, your name will go into the drawing two more times if you post about the Give-Away and link back here to this post. Then post another comment letting me know the link where you  posted.

5 – If you purchase a cutting board, any size, your name will be entered two more times.

6 – If you are the winner, post on your blog you won with a picture of the Bluebird House and link back to my site. It would also be nice to get pictures from you of the Bluebird House in your garden.

The winner will be drawn randomly and will be announce on Monday, September 16th. The Bluebird House can only be shipped to a street address, we can not ship to a P. O. Box.

It’s important that I have a way to contact you by email, as I would hate for anyone to lose out because I couldn’t notify them. If your email address is not available on your own blog then please include it in your comments.

Bluebird House Give-Away is only open to residence of the United States lower 48 states.

I hope you win, Good Luck everyone!

rustic bluebird houses on front porch as decoration painted blue with tin roof

Learn more about my unique Garden Bluebird Houses.

It’s Bluebird Nesting Time Again!

The Bluebirds are back! We have already had our first cycle brood of bluebirds this year and our second cycle is going on right now. If you have a bluebird house or nesting box in your yard, you might have seen some action around it lately. I certainly have. The male bluebird has been busy bringing little sticks, pine needles, etc. to the nest for a day of so. He is bringing the nest material to the hole, goes in and out, sometimes waving his wings while perched on the box. The female is hanging around but is just monitoring everything. The female does all the nest building.

Bluebird house mounted on post

Typical nesting season for our Eastern Bluebirds in south Carolina can have up to 3 nesting cycles per year. Dates may vary a bit with weather conditions and their food availability.

I will generally clean out the old nest of all my boxes late fall early winter but before mid January. In February the bluebirds return and begin looking for a mate and a nesting site. The males checks out potential nesting sites and then will find a mate.

Between March and April they begin to build the nest. April to May is generally they have their first brood. June to July the second cycle begins. This is where we are now. In August there can be a third brood.

If you provide plenty of food, the bluebirds will continue to come back. The Eastern Blue Birds will eat mostly insects, wild fruit and berries. Sometimes they have been spotted capturing and eating salamanders, lizards and tree frogs. They love live mealworms but will also eat dried mealworms. If you have space for a mealworm feeder, they are sure to enjoy it. I have had a hard time getting them to my mealworm feeder. Went thru 1000 live mealworms and never saw them go to the feeder once. It’s discourging but I am determined to get them eating mealworms.

I have seen them many times on my black sunflower seed feeder with the yellow finches. Check out the Bluebirds Easting Mealworms.