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Day 256: “Outside the Box” Nesting

There is no doubt “nesting season” can get competitive.

Even when you clearly have the advantage in every way – from the prettiest, sleekest feathers to the poshest, comfiest casa – sometimes the ladybirds might still have trouble making up their minds.

So then you need to break out the big guns to squash your competition once and for all.

This surefire competitive solution is called (in the corporate world, at least) “Outside the Box Nesting.”

Nesting season sure is competitive this year. But I'll just show up my rivals with a demonstration of "Out of the Box Nesting."
Boy, nesting season sure is competitive this year. But I’ll just vanquish my rivals once and for all with my demonstration of “Outside the Box Nesting.”
The ladybirds won't find any other bird who can give them a main nest and a second weekend nest too!
This looks perfect. The ladybirds won’t find any other suitor who can give them a main nest and a second weekend nest too!
I'll just climb on in and give the ladybirds a tour.
I’ll just climb on in and give the ladybirds a tour.
This nest is nice and private - they can rest undisturbed all weekend long.
This nest is nice and private – they can rest undisturbed all weekend long.
It is extremely roomy - a ladybird would have room to bring all her lady things in with her.
It is extremely roomy – a ladybird would have plenty of space to bring all her lady things in with her.
And prime nesting material is close at hand - ripe for the chewing.
And prime nesting material is close at hand – ripe for the chewing.
But best of all, my chosen ladybird would have the prettiest occupant to share her weekends with!
But best of all, my chosen ladybird would have the prettiest occupant to share her weekends with!

Author: Shannon Cutts
Co-Author: Pearl Cutts

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