Posted in Back yard bird buffet, backyard birding, Eastern bluebirds

Back to the bluebirds

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I’m always delighted when I see Eastern bluebirds, especially when they are visiting my Backyard Bird Buffet. When yesterday dawned cold and soggy, I wasn’t expecting to see them, but as Bob and I watched the regular, daily visitors to the Buffet, a little flock of bluebirds joined the crowd and made themselves at home.

First this little male visited the new seed cylinder. I didn’t see him munching at the cylinder, but apparently it also works well as a perch and a place to check out the activity in the backyard.

A female joined him…
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…and he kept watch while she tasted a tidbit.

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Next they flew to the stump where they were joined by another female.

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Uh-oh, an intruder!

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A hungry one!
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Fortunately red-bellied woodpeckers are not a threat to bluebirds and other songbirds, so peace was restored in the Bird Buffet until a hawk flew in for a visit. At that point, all the guests at the Backyard Buffet scattered for safety. No one was left for the hawk to harm, so he flew away too.

That’s the end of Tuesday’s adventures at the Backyard Buffet.
Thanks for visiting! See you soon.
Trail Walker

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17 thoughts on “Back to the bluebirds

  1. I love my bluebirds. Our real estate agent gave us a bluebird house as a housewarming gift in 2001 and we have 2-3 families every year. They are a true enjoyment! I think I’ll out another one up this year. 🙂

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  2. You certainly have a busy backyard buffet. I’m going to try and set up something at our place. Right now we just have one feeder out but I’m going to fix that.

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