Sunday, June 24, 2012

Eastern Bluebird

Everyone loves a Bluebird. Here in the North East, the Eastern Bluebird chicks have fledged and they are learning about life out of the nest.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

A couple of fledglings follow mom and dad into a mulberry tree.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

Here’s a shot of mom keeping an eye on things…

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…and dad’s on the fence.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

Did you know that Bluebirds are members of the Thrush family? It’s true, they are related to the American Robin and the Hermit Thrush.

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6 comments:

Carol Mattingly said...

One of my all time favorite birds to watch is the Eastern Bluebird. I've been thinking of putting up a feeder just for them. These images are beautiful Steve. I hope you'll photograph those little fellas again. Carol

Merisi said...

Thank you for these beautiful images, I love the Eastern Bluebird and miss not seeing any around here.
Dad's quiet the poseur, very impressive postures!
Lovely all.

Steve Borichevsky said...

Hi Carol, You must have quite a few down in Kentucky. I had them year round in Tennessee when I lived there.

Hi Merisi,
You are quite welcome. Yes, the male was putting on quite the show.

Roy said...

Fabulous shots Steve, amazing colours even the young ones.

Sharon said...

I do love the Bluebirds! Unfortunately all 6 of the babies that fledged from our BB house have gone. Something happened to the female right after the second brood was born and all 5 babies died. I think she may have been taken by a small hawk that was frequenting the area, or hit by a car. The male is all we have left.

Wonderful juvenile images. Not easy to capture!

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