I've spotted a couple of bluebirds in our yard the past week.
One afternoon last year, I watched a very dedicated bluebird go back and forth, back and forth across our house gathering what must have been high quality nesting materials. So this year I've decided to help him out.
Welcome to the Big Box Store of Bird Nesting.
(Less flying, More nesting.)
I gathered up a load of (ding-ding-ding) FREE materials that will spruce up any nest wannabe. Twigs and sticks? Those are for the birds. (Well, so are these.)
1. Dryer lint (Some recommend this, some don't. I added just a little)
2. Short lengths of yarn
3. Pet hair*
5. Cotton balls
6. Short strips of fabric
*The pet hair was donated against my will. I made certain my Human included this photo of my scowling face to show my disapproval.
Stuff all the pieces into a clean suet cage. This should be a nice one stop shop for the birds as they get busy building their nests!
I haven't personally tried this before, but I'm hoping that this year I can watch Mr. Bluebird build his nest with some of these bright leftover pieces that were otherwise just sitting in my basement. :)