The following post is not about a particular bird sighting or trip but instead a post about what I will hope will be the first in a series about birds using the series of nest boxes I have assembled this winter and installed around our couple acres of land. I have put up three Wood Duck boxes that I hope will be used by either Wood Ducks or Hooded Mergansers which have bred along the stream behind the house in the past. In addition I built a series of smaller houses for House Wrens and Black-capped Chickadees and slightly larger houses for Tree Swallows or Eastern Bluebirds. As the breeding season goes on I will periodically update the progress on the use of these houses and hopefully report some success. Time will tell but I’m certainly hopeful.