Sunday, March 14, 2010

Moving Day for the Bluebirds

To my delight every spring the Eastern Bluebirds will check out every birdhouse I have in my yard. For some reason they must go in each box and check them out until they find one they are happy with. Watching them trying to choose reminds me of Goldilocks and the three bears. I consider myself very lucky that they are choosing one of my birdhouses for their nest. It is a treat to see the bluebirds all thru spring and summer with their babies. The juveniles are so cute with their spotted chest begging for food from the adults. They eat insects, berries and they love mealy worms. In past years my bluebirds have had three broods. I have seen them move from house to house  for their second and third nest.





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26 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Keep us posted on the Bluebird families.I think they are such gentle looking birds,and their song is the sweetest.
Blessings,Ruth

Monika said...

Are they picking their first nest out now? I've just been seeing the first swallows back in my neck of the woods. I'm so happy spring is right around the corner! I knew successful pairs will sometimes have a second brood but it's downright amazing if they have the stamina to raise three sets of nestlings in a season!

magiceye said...

that is so beautiful!

SquirrelQueen said...

They are so pretty, I miss seeing bluebirds where we live now. I love your new header photo.

DoanLegacy said...

Wow! I wish to have those birdies. Don't know how to care for them though - so I will just come steal peaks on your blog. :-)

MedaM said...

Indeed you are very lucky that those lovely birds chose their house just in you yard. I envy you. This is a lovely post and beautiful photos.

Maggie B said...

Wonderful pix, the bluebirds are something special.
~Maggie~

Riet said...

What beautiful pictures of the bluebirds. Lovely mosaic

32˙North said...

Birds are endlessly fascinating to me, too. I have a birdbath outside the studio window and watch them come and go all day as I work. They're delightful!

Amanda

rainfield61 said...

I do not know whether we have bluebirds over here.

"To my delight" to see birds along my hiking trail too.

Kerri said...

Oh I LOVE Bluebirds! I really really would love to see some in my yard....I've bought the "roasted" meal worms...but they just aren't cutting it...I may have to break down and buy the LIVE ones.

FAB shots!

Jackie said...

I have never seen or heard a bluebird as I don't think we have them in the UK. Can you send some over here please their colours are beautiful!! Jackie in UK.

My Slice of Heaven said...

That's so neat that you have such pretty little birds visiting your birdhouses every spring! I have a birdhouse that has been up since last fall but no residents yet...Anita

PAT said...

Beautiful Bluebirds. Wonderful photos. The Bluebird is the Missouri state bird.

Lavender Cottage said...

Great photos of the bluebirds Eileen. I've only seen them from a distance here so know they are in our area. They have such beautiful colouring, thanks for sharing.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful birds. It is very interesting to know that they check out each home before settling on one.

Purvail said...

I never see many bluebirds and these are so pretty.

I'm a new vistor to your blog and of course when I sae the name Eileen I had to drop by. Eileen is my twin's name.

Happy Monday

Elaine

Johnny Nutcase said...

Aww! that's so great you've got them nesting in your birdhouse - lucky!! I miss having a yard soo much, grr to apartments ! :) Love the pictures and the pair together is so cute!

LDH said...

Dear Eileen, Your photos are really amazing! I have never seen a bluebird in our area. South Jersey isn't that far from MD. They are lovely!

Nice visiting with you!
Kindly, ldh

Ebie said...

You always have a great show of your lovely birds! I still don't get that luck!

Pretty indeed!

Regina said...

Wow how amazing!

diane said...

They are such pretty birds and are lucky to have a choice of houses in your yard.

GardenofDaisies said...

You are so lucky that they have chosen you. Do you know that I had never seen a bluebird until 3 years ago? And they are gorgeous!

me ann my camera said...

These are wonderful photos of such beautiful subjects. Once, several years ago two blubirds visited our yard. An exciting and unusual occurance to for us. The next day I said to my husband, "I can't believe you haven't built s bluebird house, and so he did and a pair moved in, but did not stay for long. The next spring when we moved the birhouse snd there was something inside it. He turned the birdhouse over snd sn old egg fell out!. Apparently the bluebirds had tried to nest but for some reason they had left. Occasionally in the late spring we might see a Blubird perched on our fence, but they never stay. How lucky you are to have such beauty readily available!I enjoyed all of your bluebird photos. Ann

Mary said...

They are so beautiful, Eileen! Thanks so much for sharing at MM. :)

alice said...

Beautiful!! Nicely done! I've been trying for **years** and have yet to get a good shot of a blue bird...