Saturday, September 23, 2017

Eastern Bluebirds for Saturday Critters

I remember as a child never seeing a Bluebird and being told that Bluebirds were not around anymore. I know now that Bluebirds are around occasionally but they are not frequent visitors in our yard.  I usually see one on our back fence at least one time every summer.  This year it was on May the 28th when I saw an Eastern Bluebird on our fence! What a wlcome, very lovely sighting it was! And so I was totally surprised earlier this week when downloading my photos from the day to discover a Bluebird with white spots upon its back! There had been many small birds feeding on a tall Choke Cherry Tree at the edge of our property and a few  birds were stopping to rest on the overhead power lines. I didn't know what species they were but took a few pictures from our upper deck. Shown below is what I saw when I downloaded my pictures of a bird on the power line!

                                       It was a juvenile Eastern Blubird that I had seen! I was delighted!!!!
I eagerly awaited the next day to try to see the Bluebird again, but there were no little birds feeding on the cherries on that day, However yesterday they were back! I took a few pictures of them actively eating at the cherries but there didn't seem to be any juveniles ( I did not see any white spots on the Bluebird's back, so I assume the birds feeding yesterday on the Choke Cherries were adult birds.I have posted a couple of pictures below that I had taken yesterday. The second picture shows a cherry in the bird's beak, so yes, Bluebirds feed on Choke Cherries!


I am linking today to Saturday Critters which can be found at: viewingnaturewitheileen.blogspot.ca. My appreciative thanks go to Eileen for hosting this weekly meme.

4 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love the bluebirds. It is a treat to see them. I believe they were in decline years ago due to the house sparrows taking over their bird houses. I hope they are doing well now. The juvies are sweet. Great sighting and photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Gayle said...

So pretty. As Eileen said the house sparrows seem to drive them away from the backyards. Its a battle for the wrens too.

Studio Maywyn said...

That's wonderful! Nice photos
I don't see blue birds around here, ever.

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