Sunday, February 22, 2009

A Hint of Spring: Eastern Bluebirds

During my Saturday morning outing I encountered a pair of Eastern Bluebirds cleaning a nest box. At first I thought they were building nest but as I observed their activity I noticed that they were carrying debris from the nest box.




Male Eastern Bluebird



Female Eastern Bluebird

Both Bluebirds were somewhat hesitant to go in the box after I situated myself close by but after a short time they resumed housecleaning.


13 comments:

Chris said...

A very nice sighting, congratulation. They are wonderful bird. I would love to see them and get nice pictures of them like that.

Kallen305 said...

I cannot wait to see my first bluebird. I wish I could build houses for them but I get way too many house sparrows in my area. I have to go all the way to the next town to get my fix but it is worth it. I look for them every weekend.

Really nice photos. Such sweet little birds.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great shots of these pretty birds.I am waiting for their return to our area.
Blessings,Ruth

VALKYRIEN said...

What a beautiful bird! I am not a birdwatcher myself, but i enjoy their song and having them around when I walk in the woods! And - sometimes I manage to take a picture also! But the birds in your country are so different from my country!
A nice week to you!

Abe Lincoln said...

I stopped and read your blog and looked at the photograph. I just wanted you to know.

I wish I could get them here. No luck in 45 years.

fishing guy said...

Salty: Your so lucky that these are in the PA mountains.

Anonymous said...

Are they cleaning out a "regular size" bluebird box? Or is it a box for something else they are using. Entrance hole looks kind of big.

Bird Girl said...

Boy, I just love the way the male bluebird is posing in the first shot! Unusual and very nice!!!

Leedra said...

And I thought we had to clean them out for them. Top photo is awesome.

Leedra’s Photos For Fun
Leedra’s Greeting Cards
Photography By Leedra

Meggie said...

These are birds that I have not seen at my place. Perhaps I need to be a bit more vigilant. Beautiful colors!

Ivar Ivrig said...

Great blue color. I enjoy watching your bird photos. I know very little about birds but I have bought me a book so hopefully I will learn more and even try to "shoot" some :-)

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Beautiful!

Kerri said...

Gorgeous shots!!