This male Eastern Bluebird was busy inspecting out a potential new home for itself and probably its mate. The cozy tiny space was likely pecked-out by a busy woodpecker some weeks or months ago up in the heights of my backyard Live Oak Tree. Winter is approaching and the bluebirds are eager to have their warm dry home. I took these pictures yesterday, November 3, 2016. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture. Enjoy!
Posts tagged ‘Eastern Bluebirds’
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!
Songbirds such as Cardinals and Bluebirds are just so cheery I always appreciate sighting them! I saw these Eastern Bluebirds and Northern Cardinals here in the last few days. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger view of the photograph. Enjoy!
I took these pictures in and near my neighborhood in the last several days. I have enjoyed seeing a Lesser Yellowlegs shorebird, a pair of Hooded Mergansers, NorthernMockingbirds, and a few Eastern Bluebirds. It has been cooler and rainy here in Marion County, Florida this week so opportunities for bird watching have been limited. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. 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!