Love those bluebirds (plenty of photos)

Photo by Chris Bosak Eastern Bluebird at Mather Meadows, a property of the Darien (Conn.) Land Trust.

Photo by Chris Bosak
Eastern Bluebird at Mather Meadows, a property of the Darien (Conn.) Land Trust.

Eastern Bluebirds are nesting again at Mather Meadows, a property of the Darien (Conn.) Land Trust. Here are some photos I took during a quick visit on Tuesday morning. (More photos below — click on “continue reading.”)

Eastern Bluebirds have made a strong comeback following a decline due to several factors, including competition for nesting sites with introduced species such as House Sparrows and European Starlings. The comeback has been bolstered in large part to humans offering nesting sites to bluebirds, a.k.a bluebird houses. The houses are built to specific dimensions, including the entry/exit hole sized to keep out sparrows and starlings. Bluebirds still face competition for those homes from Tree Sparrows, but the competition is not as fierce.


That bluebirds nest here year after year is another example of the importance of conserving property and the organizations that specialize in it. The Darien Land Trust conserves land in a community that is largely developed, making those properties even more vital for bird and other wildlife. Support your local land trust.

Photo by Chris Bosak Eastern Bluebird at Mather Meadows, a property of the Darien (Conn.) Land Trust.

Photo by Chris Bosak
Eastern Bluebird at Mather Meadows, a property of the Darien (Conn.) Land Trust.

Photo by Chris Bosak Eastern Bluebird at Mather Meadows, a property of the Darien (Conn.) Land Trust.

Photo by Chris Bosak
Eastern Bluebird at Mather Meadows, a property of the Darien (Conn.) Land Trust.

Photo by Chris Bosak Eastern Bluebird at Mather Meadows, a property of the Darien (Conn.) Land Trust.

Photo by Chris Bosak
Eastern Bluebird at Mather Meadows, a property of the Darien (Conn.) Land Trust.

Photo by Chris Bosak Female Eastern Bluebird at Mather Meadows, a property of the Darien (Conn.) Land Trust.

Photo by Chris Bosak
Female Eastern Bluebird at Mather Meadows, a property of the Darien (Conn.) Land Trust.

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One thought on “Love those bluebirds (plenty of photos)

  1. I installed a bluebird birdhouse in my yard nearly 10 years ago but it was never used until this spring when the sparrows squeezed through the narrower opening. I get nervous for them watching them squeeze thru the hole and wonder if it’s possible for them to get stuck inside. I never really expected bluebirds to use it since it is in a small and busy yard and not near a meadow. (So does the Bluebird Inn in Easton near Weston still exist? Plenty of open space around there for some bluebird birdhouses)

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