There is a small flock of about six Eastern Bluebirds that live here in the trees around the little farm. I sometimes see these beautiful little blue and orange and cram-colored birds out in the grassy pastures or on the electric lines or perched in the lower limbs of one of the Oaks next to the pond here. They are insect-eating birds so they hunt in the grass for grubs, worms or insects. This trait will be a help to me when we have our vegetable garden in a couple of months. I always just feel that these little birds are a bright cheerful addition to the yards! I took these pictures in the past few days. I took the picture of the Eastern Bluebird with the Northern Yellow-shafted Flicker yesterday afternoon. I was a long way away from the birds so as to not disturb them. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!
February 16, 2012