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.
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.