Friday, May 22, 2009

The Ole Warbler and the Shoe

Prothonotary Warblers are cavity nesters. The males, like this one, build several nests and then sing to attract a female who finishes one of the nests. 

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B’s work boots live just inside the garage when they are not working. This Prothonotary Warbler seems to be considering the merit of this as a nest site. He disappeared in first one boot and then the other, before following his nose in search of a less odiferous location than sweaty work boots.

As many snakes and skinks as we have, this was probably not a good idea, anyway.

Just one more reason to dump your boots before you put your foot in.

3 comments:

Daniel said...

There's a stinky shoe joke in here somewhere, but I'm just not sure where to make it.

S N B said...

Both the male and female were back today and poking around in the garage and in the newspaper box. No pictures turned out. 8^(

wlhawh said...

Just hang the boots up on the wall they will be safe from the snakes up there.