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Eastern Bluebirds

Here are several photographs of Eastern Bluebirds that I took on August 12, 2012 and again on August 14, 2012 in my yards.  The Eastern Bluebirds are small orange buff and blue birds that are insect-eaters.  They are quick, smart, and very good parents.  I hope to put up a Bluebird nesting box next Spring.  The Bluebirds here have been raising their broods and the juveniles are out and growing up.  Juvenile Eastern Bluebirds don’t look much like their parents and won’t really get their orange and blue coloring until nearly adulthood.  They are buff with brown streaks and have only a hint of the vivid blue.  I think that the juveniles pretty much resemble a sparrow.  But the adult male is brightly colored and the female is as well.  They love perching on the electric lines but are quite wary of people.  When they see me, off they fly!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photo.  Enjoy!


Comments on: "Eastern Bluebirds" (7)

  1. TexWisGirl said:

    such beautiful birds. can’t find one thing bad to say about them. beautiful, lovely song, sweet, eat tons of birds. 🙂

  2. Oh how I love the Bluebirds… Our last group (in our nestbox) has now fledged… SO–the nestbox had a good year overall…. I hope to see all of the juvies at the feeders soon…

    • Hi Betsy, Wonderful news from your beautiful yards. Speaking of bird feeders – my feeder has been just mobbed with small birds galore plus the Red-headed Woodpecker is going back and forth many times to grab seeds. Likely to store the food for Winter. Interesting to see. Don’t quite know what to make of this earlier than usual food caching though. Have a fine evening and a super good day tomorrow!

  3. My favorite birds! Love your beautiful bluebirds. Great post. Hope the rest of your week is a great one.

  4. Interesting how your bluebirds stay around for so long. They come here in spring, raise a family and then leave again early in summer. I wonder where they go, probably further north.

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