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Monday, December 22, 2008

Bird Photography Weekly #17

But One of my favorite backyard birds is the Eastern bluebird. I'm fortunate to have these birds year around in my area. I can walk out into my yard and find them perching on almost anything that they can land on.

IMG_2280 These birds were are also a favorite of my Dads. I remember as a child how excited we would get when we spotted a bluebird in our yard. They were much rarer back then. But with awareness programs and the help of man made nest boxes, bluebird populations have increased in recent years.

Eastern bluebirds can be coaxed into coming to backyard feeders or any other type of food source that's laid out for them. Below is a male bluebird chowing down on some homemade Zick dough. During this time of year I try to keep this dough and a few mealworms on hand for those cold or snowy days, where finding some good nourishment can be tough otherwise.

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7 comments:

dAwN said...

Great bluebird photos...and i was checking out your artwork on your other blog page...very nice...
Happy Holidays

Vickie said...

One of my very favorites too! I haven't seen any around lately but they do winter over in TN. Just put up my feeders and I'm enjoying the visitors. Today's newbie was a white breasted nuthatch.

mick said...

Great photos of a fascinating little bird.

Natural Moments said...

We used to get Western Bluebirds and Mountain Bluebirds when we used to live in Winthrop, WA. It's nice that you are able to see the eastern's year round.

Red said...

They are beautiful birds. They're prettier than the western bluebirds that I haven't even seen yet.

Kyle said...

Beautiful photos of a gorgeous bird, Alan! I haven't seen a bluebird in years. I can't imagine having them that common in my own backyard.

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

~Kyle

Bob and Cynthia Kaufman said...

Now that's a bluebird of happiness! Nice photo, Alan.