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A Different Bird!

This Blue-headed Vireo is a Winter migrant here in my neighborhood.  This bird was new to me when I first saw it a couple of weeks ago..  From what I have read about Blue-headed Vireos, they prefer to be with just one or two other Blue-headed Vireos, and then hang out with other kinds of small birds.

The Blue-headed Vireo has a grey head, greenish-grey and white back, a white throat, and yellow areas on its lower sides.  Blue-headed Vireos have white eye rings that somewhat resemble eye glasses.  Blue-headed Vireos eat insects and seldom will eat berries or seeds.  I saw this Vireo across the street from my home, on Jan. 27, 2014.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photo.  Enjoy!

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A Bathing Beauty

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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!

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