Posts Tagged ‘Eastern Bluebird’

Spring time is time for NestWatch

It was a cold, long winter, but, spring has finally arrived!! The yard is like an emerald carpet and the the buds on the trees are starting to bloom. This also means that NestWatch is in full swing and that means looking out for and reporting on the nests in and around my home. The […]

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Just sit and watch!

Over the last couple of days I had 30 minutes here and there where I was able to just sit down and watch the birds in my backyard.  It’s amazing that what you can see if you just listen and watch!!  In the last two days, I saw a Yellow Warbler in our Dogwood, a […]

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Checking out the Accommodations

Bluebirds are back and looking for nest boxes to build their nests.  Its been a couple of years since I had a pair make one of my bluebird houses home.  The lack of a Bluebird nest could be caused by the House Sparrows that compete for the same space – despite my efforts to clear […]

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Peek a Boo

The Bluebird pair that visit my feeder frequently stopped by for a mealworm dinner at the end of the day today.  I love the way the male stands guard while the female helps herself to the mealworms first.  Bluebirds are tolerant of humans and the female poked her head out of the feeder and posed […]

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Birding with pictures!

This Christmas I was blessed to receive a new camera.  No more iPhone pictures!!  Birding with a good camera allows me to identify birds easily.  A good photo allows time to study their characteristics or the ability to magnify for easier identification.  The photos attached are taken with my new Canon Powershot and are the […]

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It’s a party!

It was about 6:30 pm when I looked out and saw a number of birds on the southeast corner bird house in my yard.  They looked like they could be Bluebirds so I quickly grabbed my binoculars and took a look.  Yep, they were bluebirds!!  Not just one or two, but, four!  They were all […]

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Birding on Vacation

I am so excited, I saw my first Bald Eagle live today.  We are on vacation in Florida where the population of eagles is probably one of the highest in the US.  We were traveling along Rt 75 when I saw the eagle sitting in a tree just off the road.  Granted, I didn’t get […]

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Bluebirds and Rainbows

A colleague of mine passed along the most incredible picture of a bluebird that I have ever seen!  Thank you Sue! The dark sky in the background and the stunning rainbows in this picture are so dramatic and made me think about the incredible weather that hit the heartland yesterday, ninety-seven tornadoes in all!  We […]

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Early bird gets the mealworm

Yesterday was a beautiful sunny day!  This type of day really brings out the color of the backyard birds that I am so privileged to observe.  My husband and I have noticed that the finches are beginning to change from their winter greenish color to their spring yellow.  Another sign that spring is right around […]

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On my way to work….

The shorter days and the longer hours at work have prevented me from viewing my backyard birds.  One bright sunny morning on my way to work, not far from home, I passed a home with a sprawling front yard.  In the yard near the road was a birdhouse and on that birdhouse was a beautiful […]

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