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Eastern Bluebird Sweeties


Eastern Bluebirds are such cheery little songbirds!  I especially enjoy seeing the brilliant blue apricot and buff-colored birds.  A neighbor has bird houses up and another couple of neighbors have nice bird feeders out.  The Eastern Bluebirds are insect-eating birds.  They enjoy treats of suet or meal worms.  Of course here in Florida there are a lot of insects ready to be hunted.  These are fantastic insect eaters!

The juvenile Eastern Bluebirds are surprisingly speckled instead of just being the main three colors.  Their little backs are blue and the blue gets brighter as they age.  They are little sweeties, for sure!  The males are much more vividly colored than the females as adults.

I took these pictures yesterday morning in my yard.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger picture.  Enjoy!



Bluebirds and Cardinals

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Northern Cardinals and Eastern Bluebirds make their home in my neighborhood.  I have been sick this week with a cold and am frustrated that every time I have gone outside to take pictures of birds, there are no birds to be seen.  The weather has been hot, breezy, cloudy, and most days, rainy.  The birds also are at the end of their molt so these combine to cause me to not get the pictures I want.

Soon I will be feeling fine and soon the birds will feel great also!  I took these pictures of the Eastern Bluebirds and Northern Cardinals from my yards back in July.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  As always, enjoy!

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Wordless Wednesday: Bird Pix

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A Lone Eastern Bluebird

I was out looking at the pond, scouting for any and all ducks (none) when I spotted a single Eastern Bluebird sitting on the railing of an old lawn swing.  I am always happy to see bluebirds!  This one looks like it may be a male.  Male Eastern Bluebirds are slightly slimmer and brighter in color than are the females.  These lovely bright blue, orange, and buff-colored birds are insect-eaters.  They hunt for bugs along the shoreline of the pond.

I think that there likely was a female in the trees nearby.  I could hear another bluebird but could not see it.  There is a small flock here, but they have relocated to the woods at the front of the property near the street.  The trees there have more leaves than do the Oaks next to the pond.  I took these pictures on November 10, 2012 in my yard.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Blue Birds

Eastern Bluebirds are gorgeous orange buff and blue songbirds.  They are superb insect-eaters and beautiful to look at.  They are really cheerful additions to my yard.  I especially enjoy seeing the acrobatics in the air that the little birds have when chasing flying insects.  They are frequently seen perching on my dwarf Apple trees, the pasture fence, the dead top of the pond-side Oak (that is the favorite woodpecker perch too), the bench swing frame, or the electric lines.  I took these pictures in my yards on Sept. 2, 2012, and again yesterday, Sept. 13, 2012.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.

Perched Bluebirds

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.

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