I bought this little vintage bird house for Simone at the Alameda flea market in California. Being a bit run down and in need of a fresh coat of paint, it was just in need of the "right buyer." After hanging it with great anticipation, we watched it for a whole year as it swung back and forth suspended from our front porch...sadly vacant.
Until finally this spring, we noticed this little songbird trying to fit a long strand of hay through the narrow door. He did all kinds of yoga at all angles until he engineered the correct fit. We knew he would have no problem finding a mate.
Now he and his wife are busy flirting around the yard and we look forward to getting to know the young family that will call this old house their home.
We will be keeping a list of resident and migrant birds that live on the farm. I think this one might be a warbler. If anyone can provide a more specific ID (literally), please let us know.