Spring!!!…….Sort of

You know its close to spring when the Bluebirds are checking out possible homes for the breeding season!!

This past Wednesday, I noticed a pair of Eastern Bluebirds flying from birdhouse to birdhouse in our backyard, and occasionally entering one.  When they entered one, they would usually go in together, which, according to http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Eastern_Bluebird/id, is a good thing.  This behavior indicates that the pair bond is typically established (read more at the link above).

If you have a story similar to this, feel free to comment it!

Shot of a female Eastern Bluebird from a couple of years ago. This shot portrays what will probably be happening at our house soon, though!

I hope as we start a little birding community here, the readers of this blog will be able to share your experiences through comments, and we will all eventually be able to learn from each other!

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3 thoughts on “Spring!!!…….Sort of

  1. Hi Eric, the bluebirds here in North Florida are pairing up and investigating their boxes. I photographed a pair today checking out a box. The male gave his missus a bite to eat as well! We have 27 nest boxes up where I work and are hoping for a successful breeding season. We had 55 bluebirds and 16 Carolina Chickadees fledged from 17 boxes.
    I’m enjoying your blog, keep it up.

    Cheers

    AW

    • That’s great! We have about 16 boxes up in our backyard, but we only get about 1 or 2 Bluebird families each year 😦
      Your story is amazing! Thank you for sharing!
      Also, thank you for your kind words about my blog, as I enjoy writing it and always like to get feedback from others!

      Eric

  2. Bluebirds around me tend to stay in the fields around wooded areas. I saw a juvenile once at my feeders two years ago but alas none since – despite the houses. I have a pair of House Wrens that come back year after year and tend to outcompete them. They have an annoying habit of maintaining several homes so they can lay eggs when the first fledges are almost grown. They stuff the houses full so they sit on top with a little room, where others like Bluebirds tend to like the space inside. The wrens are nice though.

    dan

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