Well spring has sprung in my neck of the woods. Finally after what seemed like to me a very long and rather boring winter I have birds visiting my yard. I have seen my blues, earlier than last year checking out our boxes but they have not taken the bite quite yet. Due to their resistance, I have a pair of chickadees nesting in the one box that was pretty popular last season. I have two other boxes up but fear my husband is going to have to move the one box to a different location to see if we can attract some visitors. If you are new to birding, it is really so enjoyable to sit and listen to them in the mornings and to see the activity amongst the trees, shrubs and vines in your yard. I highly encourage you to just put one feeder and a simple bird bath out to see what you might attract in your yard. Spring is a busy season where they are looking for food and places to nest. If anyone can help identify the sparrows that would be great. I have a hard time figuring out which kind – I think maybe chipping sparrows?