How ‘Bout Them Eastern Bluebirds!



I tried something new with the Eastern Bluebirds today.  I went out and bought some meal worms.

It worked, at least for the female.  The male would just perch nearby and watch, or check out the inside of the bird house, but he wouldn’t touch the meal worms.

Male And Female Eastern Bluebird Perching On Post

Male And Female Eastern Bluebird Perching On Post

The female wasted no time in having a nice breakfast.

Female Eastern Bluebird Eating Mealworms

Female Eastern Bluebird Eating Mealworms

I guess after eating a few meal worms, it can leave your throat a little dry, so off she went to one of the bird fountains.  The Mourning Dove appears to be waving “hello, welcome to the neighborhood.”

Female Eastern Bluebird Getting Water With Mourning Dove In Flight

Female Eastern Bluebird Getting Water With Mourning Dove In Flight

While the male Bluebird didn’t eat any meal worms, he would hunt for other insects, and did an awful lot of singing.

Eastern Bluebird On Bird Feeder

Eastern Bluebird On Bird Feeder

I was concerned about the Bluebird house being somewhat close to the Purple Martin house, but fortunately neither Bluebird appeared bothered.

Male Eastern Bluebird Landing On Birdhouse

Male Eastern Bluebird Landing On Birdhouse

I’ve finally gotten to the point where I can definitely recognize the sound of the male Bluebird when he is singing, and I think they are finally getting used to my presence.  Whether or not they build a nest in one of the birdhouses I put up for them remains to be seen.

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