Eastern Bluebird

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  1. Clay_22

    Clay_22 Young Pine

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    A few years ago there was a big push to set up nesting boxes for Eastern Blue Birds because their numbers were dropping due to lack of nesting areas. Over the years many birds have used this box as home. So it came as a surprise the other afternoon sitting outside and I see a blue bird with that orange chest you can't miss on top guarding his nest. Feels good. Will take a pic if he lets me.
     
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  3. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I do hope you can get a pic of him for us Clay.
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    What a feeling that must have been. I would like to see a picture as well.
     
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    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Congratulations on the nesting blue bird :)
     



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    Yes i hope that you can get a picture of him.
     
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    When I go out I do have a camera.....but I did hear chirping coming from the box.
     
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    What a good feeling that must be Clay. Congratulations. :)
     
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    A swift family is back at the usual nesting box. Won’t be long till we see those tiny beaks poking out for food.
     
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    This is exciting news, Clay.
    I have a box full of blue tits this year…so I know the growing excitement. I hope the exter doesn’t get them.

    I have to say though mate— I hope that you can get a piccy or two. We do not have those bluebirds here.
     
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    Anyone seen any butterflies yet this season?
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    I have seen some about two weeks ago.
     
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    @Sjoerd He is very elusive at least in my case here is a pic I found that looks just like him.
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    Pacnorwest, yes I've seen quite a few, the holly blue I've seen a lot this year.
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Well, that is a very attractive bird, isn’t it. Thanks for the trouble.
     
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