Eastern Bluebird


 

 Pair of Bluebirds looking for a suitable home


 

 Incoming male to test it out 

 

 

 Male Bluebird showing off his flying skills


 Seems to have this technique mastered

 

 

 The decision was made to use a more "traditional" home


Call over the little lady and tell her what you found 

 

 

 Win her over with a nice juicy bug as a housewarming gift


 Check out the neighborhood to make sure it's a good place to raise a family

 

 

 Make sure to take a few minutes to enjoy the flowers


 Start building the nest - lots of work involved

 

 

 Of course, it would go faster if BOTH birds helped!


 Now they are BOTH taking a break

 

 

 It's going to take a lot of work (and worms) to raise the new family


 Bluebird with a bug landing on teasel

 

 

 Bluebird with worms on a Blue Spruce


 Bluebird with an insect on a stump

 

 

Both parents with some worms on some flowers


 Both parents with some worms - are we noticing a pattern?

 

 

 Now that's a bug you could be proud to feed your kids


Lots of worms necessary to raise the first of the two broods

 

 

Too busy to have just one favorite perch - anything will do when you are busy


 Nasty looking bug that she has this time

 

 

Finally, a look at one of the kids! 


Mother and baby on a deer antler

 

 

Any time now - baby is hungry!


It was HOT this summer so keeping cool was important 

 

 

The water was flying on many days


An older shot, but it's been on a couple of covers



Some Vertical Photos for those that need a good cover shot