None of these pictures I’m going to share are that great, but since I haven’t posted in a while, and I’ve witnessed something I think is a little unusual, I hope you’ll bare with me.
If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you know that I put out live mealworms for the Eastern Bluebirds. By the way, two of the recent fledglings from the Bluebird nest are still hanging around. The one fledgling with the deformed legs, I haven’t seen, nor have I seen the mother Bluebird (I hope she didn’t die, but I have a feeling something happened to her). The father still hangs around as well, just not as often. Below are the recent fledglings (I hate the picture, had to use flash, etc).
Back to the mealworms. So one thing I have never seen before is a Sedge Wren (at least I think that’s what it is), or a Cardinal, eating mealworms. Heck, it’s hard enough to see any Wren since they are so secretive, so I’ve certainly never seen one eating mealworms.
Nor have I seen Cardinals eating mealworms, but there is a young male who is eating mealworms daily. I have lots of Cardinals, but only this one eats mealworms.
For the record, Bluebirds, Titmouses, Mockingbirds, Chickadees, and Cardinals all seem to enjoy the mealworms in my yard.