Tag: Eastern Bluebird

Bird’s Eye View

This handsome Eastern Bluebird assumed a look out position at the very top of a retired utility pole near our old barn. I suppose he wanted a Bird’s-Eye-View.

To catch a flycatcher

The identification of the various flycatcher species of birds is described as challenging, at best – especially to the more novice birding enthusiast like me. Some species have clearly definable traits that make identification far easier. For example, the Eastern Phoebe’s bill is all… Continue Reading “To catch a flycatcher”

Another WTF Moment

This nest box is located at the far northwest corner of our property. A Bluebird couple has been incubating and now is feeding chicks. I haven’t spent much time observing this pair because the box opening faces East. I typically can’t get out and… Continue Reading “Another WTF Moment”

They’re Baaaack!

Last year in February, we experienced a Polar Vortex deep-deep-freeze event which seemed to have a significant influence on various bird species. In particular, I saw devastating posts in social media of entire families of Bluebirds which had taken refuge from the freezing temperatures… Continue Reading “They’re Baaaack!”


It was pretty hot and humid when I decided to sneak out between pop-up thunder storms that were moving through the area. I was surprised to view the photos of several birds that I took because they were all panting from the heat. Barn… Continue Reading “Sweltering”


If you had the time to read my update on our nest boxes, PARENTHOOD, you may be aware of Raggedy Ann, an Eastern Bluebird that has had a bad go of it this Spring. You may read the whole story of Ann at the… Continue Reading “Annie!”

Mama and Papa

This is exciting! The Bluebird pair in Box #15 on the East property line are feeding chicks. Here are a few photos as well as a couple of videos at the bottom. This daddy takes his job very seriously. He remains in constant contact… Continue Reading “Mama and Papa”

Blue, BLue, Blue

Any day I get the opportunity to go outdoors and have a look-see, I check on nest box #15 on the east side of Sham’s Paddock. It’s the only box where I’ve seen Bluebird action this Spring. I’m curious about when they may make… Continue Reading “Blue, BLue, Blue”

They’re Looking At Houses!

I am absolutely thrill to see a Bluebird couple checking out a nest box. A few days ago I saw a male on the box, but not his mate. I thoroughly enjoy watching them “apartment hunting.” The male checks out a possible nest box.… Continue Reading “They’re Looking At Houses!”


Just after the deep freeze event we experienced in February, I began seeing pictures of little families of dead Eastern Bluebirds posted on social media. Apparently, groups of this lovely species, which winters in our area, hold up in nest cavities together, relying upon… Continue Reading “Bluebird!!!!!”