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!
August 15, 2012