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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!



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.

After the Storm

This is a drenched juvenile Eastern Bluebird that was perched on the electric line.  I took these pictures on August 6, 2012 here in the yard.  Just as the rain was winding down, I saw this beautiful rainbow across the cow pasture over on the other side of the little farm pond.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Juvenile Eastern Bluebirds

Yesterday was a very pretty day here on the lake.  I saw a duo of juvenile Eastern Bluebirds that came to the suet feeder and also were hunting for bugs in the yard.  I noticed the one bird got its own very big bug.  The Eastern Bluebirds are excellent bug-getters.  They have a lot of intelligence and great eyes.  These babies are getting their blue feathers and still have the spots of a baby.  They are learning fast.  These are likely from the second brood of babies born this Summer.  I am so happy to see these beautiful little birds!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

A Bluebird Daddy’s Pride and Joy!

This family of Eastern Bluebirds has been in my backyard for several weeks now.  I delight in seeing the development of the juvenile Bluebirds and the tender care of the watchful Dad.  The juvenile birds are full of fun!  They do still beg for food from good ol’ Dad once in a while.  I took several pictures which are a bit hard to see, where the juvenile was being fed suet at the side of the feeder by the father bird.  Always a wonderful sight!  I took these pictures on June 17, 2011 from my windows.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  I want to wish all Fathers a great Father’s Day!  Enjoy!

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