Having a Bluebird Day


bluebird pair 3 (640x373)Although I am not a cold weather person, one of the joys of the winter is the Eastern Bluebirds which arrive to feast on mealworms. Bluebirds have made a big comeback in the area in the past twenty years with many people providing boxes for nesting and an active Pennsylvania Bluebird Society.

bluebirds 1 (640x424)If you want to attract bluebirds to your yard, they l-o-v-e mealworms. You can buy live worms but my birds like the freeze dried ones just as well. Wrens and titmice also like the worms and they will gobble them.

bluebird 2 (640x509)I love the splash of color that the bluebirds add to the winter landscape.

bluebird house (640x449)The birds do remain in the area year round, however, we have not been successful with getting them to nest in our boxes. Since we live in the woods, they have plenty of natural nesting cavities. They spend a lot of time looking in the boxes and each year our hopes raise in anticipation of a nesting pair but eventually they head back to the woods to build their nests.

bluebird bb (640x423)We see them occasionally during the summer but it is during the winter, when natural food is in short supply that they spend the days hanging out at the mealworm feeders and bird bath.

bluebirdandfinch 2 (640x424)Hope you enjoy this touch of blue on a cold winter day and Have a Bluebird Day!

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Mary–what incredible pictures!! How do you do it? love the first one and the 2 birds on the birdbath. We have a bluebird group here too. They put up houses in the big park where I walk. fun post.


    1. Mary says:

      They are so nice to watch especially during the cold winter months. Nice the population has made a comeback…they are something that everyone enjoys. Thanks


  2. Love these photos! Was not able to espy any bluebirds on my last visits to the States, so had to depend on others for the photos on my blog. Thanks for sharing.


    1. Mary says:

      Thank you. They are a joy in the winter when they are close to feast on mealworms. It is so nice that the population has made a comeback.


  3. Seasonsgirl says:

    What pretty pictures and a good story to go along with them 🙂


    1. Mary says:

      Thank you, the are such pretty birds


  4. LB says:

    What a fun photography shoot!


    1. Mary says:

      Thanks, love watching the bluebirds!


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