Birds to brighten your day: Bluebird Days IV

Photo by Chris Bosak
An eastern bluebird visits a backyard feeder for mealworms in New England, Feb. 2020.

Here’s another shot of the female, showing her tail and wing feathers. Bluebirds will be picking out their nesting sites soon. Last spring, I found a pair nesting in a hole in a tree at a nearby conservation area. Most eastern bluebirds these days nest in manmade boxes.

Birds to brighten your day: Bluebird days III

Photo by Chris Bosak
An eastern bluebird visits a backyard feeder for mealworms in New England, Feb. 2020.

Here’s one of the females perched on a stick in my container garden. I think that stick helped to support a “volunteer” sunflower that grew from a seed that the birds (and squirrels, chipmunks, raccoons and whatever else shows up at night) somehow missed. Have a great weekend everybody!