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Happiness is a Bluebird in the Yard

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 Bluebird Sweeties

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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!

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Cool Fun (and Grub) for the Birds

Bluebird, House Finches

Bluebird, House Finches

Songbirds such as Eastern Bluebirds, and House Finches enjoy the refreshing cool waters of the bird bath.  One of my neighbors has a bird bath next to the really nice bird feeding station that they have set up.  I know the little birds are enjoying the cool water and refreshments quite a lot.  It was 93 degrees F. here yesterday.

A small group of young Morning Doves like the tasty bird seeds that fall from the tray feeder (I also have spotted one of the doves up on the tray feeder itself).   I enjoyed watching the birds’ splash party!  It is such a nice thing for homeowners to include food and water for the songbirds in their front or backyard landscape!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger picture.

Finches at the feeder

Finches at the feeder

Morning Dove

Morning Dove

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird Female

 

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird

Bluebird and House Finch

Bluebird and House Finch

Sweet Songbirds and a Surprise

Male Eastern Bluebird

Male Eastern Bluebird

We went to what we thought was a Burrowing Owl Preserve here in our area a few days ago.  We heard from a resident who lives next to the preserve, that due to the presence of Coyotes, the owls had left that large field preserve area a few years ago.  I did spot a trio of songbirds and surprisingly, a small Black Racer Snake, which is non-poisonous.

The Eastern Bluebirds cheerfully sat on the wooden fence surrounding the large field that had been the home of the owls (supposedly now it is home to Gopher Tortoises which we did not see).  After the Eastern Bluebirds left, a Northern Mockingbird took their place on the fence.  I also spotted an Eastern Blue Jay in the trees next to the fence but there were too many leaves in the way of my shot to get a good picture.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Female Eastern Bluebird

Female Eastern Bluebird

The "Surprise"! A Black Racer Snake

The “Surprise”! A Black Racer Snake

A Northern Mockingbird

A Northern Mockingbird

Some Bluebirds Have Arrived!

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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!

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Wildlife in Crossville, TN

 

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Last week I was up in my former community of Crossville, TN for a few days.  I took these pictures of an American Robin; a Cotton-tail Rabbit; a Brown Thrasher; a male Red-winged Blackbird; a male Eastern Bluebird; a family of Wood Ducks and  Canada Geese during this visit. I had limited time and was quite busy, so I did not get to take as many photographs as I would have liked to.   I took these pictures at the Spring Lake RV Park near Fairfield Glade, which is just outside of Crossville, TN.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Wordless Wednesday

Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove

Carolina Wren

Carolina Wren

Pine Warbler

Pine Warbler

 

Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photograph.  Enjoy!

Male Eastern Bluebird

Male Eastern Bluebird

Palm Warbler

Palm Warbler

Female Eastern Bluebird

Female Eastern Bluebird

 

 

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