There are lots of Eastern Bluebirds around here at the moment. I am glad. They are beautiful, interesting, and quite beneficial as they are great insect-eaters. Because I live directly across the pond from a cow pasture full of cattle, this bug-getting service that the birds do, is especially appreciated!
The juveniles are getting bluer every day. They are losing the beige and brown spotted look and gaining a more apricot or orange color on their chest area. Their backs will be a vivid blue with the males being a little brighter in hue and rounder in over-all shape. They are really cute birds! In that group shot (bottom right), there also is a female House Finch. I took these pictures yesterday at twilight just before 7:00pm in my yard. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.