I enjoy seeing all types of both songbirds and the exotic big birds here in Florid! Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo. Enjoy!
Happily, this female Eastern Bluebird decided my front yard Magnolia Tree was a great place to perch and rest the other day. We have been having very rainy weather recently after having experienced a long period of drought.
The Eastern Bluebird is a great insect hunter! I am glad to have these beautiful small songbirds around. They like just about any insect or worm they can find. By the way, this lovely bird really blended-in with the green and rust coloration of the Magnolia. Nature’s camouflage. The male Eastern Bluebird has a much brighter tone to its color. I did not see the male on this occasion. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture. Enjoy!
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!
Eastern Bluebirds have arrived in my neighborhood. I am so happy! A backyard neighbor has a couple of bird houses that may or may not be occupied. I spotted a hen Eastern Bluebird checking out one of those houses on Saturday, October 17, 2015. Nice cozy spot to spend the Winter! Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photo. Enjoy!
Bluebirds love to splash in bird baths! The weather here was much warmer than usual on the day I took these pictures, so the birds were taking full advantage of my neighbor’s bird bath. Nothing soothes a hot bird better than cool fresh water. I am happy to see Eastern Bluebirds here again. But, there are dangerous hawks about so the little birds need to remain vigilant.
Eastern Bluebirds are gorgeous blue buff and apricot birds. They are small but do a lot of good catching insects. The bluebirds enjoy flying insects, worms, and nearly every other kind of smaller insect found in most yards. A few neighbors here have established nesting houses so I am pretty confident that the bluebirds will be around for a long time. The large number of crows are doing their best to chase off hawks when those come by(twice this week alone!). I took these pictures on Dec. 26, 2013. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!
Smaller birds have been visiting in my neighborhood recently. I tok these photographs on Oct. 8, 2013 and again on Oct. 9, 2013. We are likely seeing the first waves of migrating birds from up North.
I was happy to see a Carolina Chickadee, a Carolina Wren, Eastern Blue Jay, Northern Mockingbird, Red-bellied Woodpecker (one of a pair), and a bright Palm Warbler. I also have seen a pair of Eastern Bluebirds, and many Tufted Titmice, Common Crows around. These are all welcomed birds which I happily enjoyed! Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!
Eastern Bluebirds have returned to the back yard area next door to my home. The family has a Bluebird house up which was used by a couple of the Eastern Bluebirds this past Spring. I think that these birds were the same that were raised here but had been away due to the presence of the former resident Sharp-shinned Hawk. That hawk was chased away by a huge flock of Crows about two weeks ago.
The Eastern Bluebird male is the brighter of the two. The males also seem to be a bit rounder in shape. The female is a more light steel-blue in color. Both are keen insect hunters. Having these beautiful birds around is really nice! I took these pictures on October 9, 2013. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!