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May 13, 2015 / Leslie

Wordless Wednesday: Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird

Almost wordless: The Bluebirds are hard at work constructing a nest. The male brings the nest material to the female who does the actual building and arranges it to her liking inside the box.

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  1. beth hoffman / May 13 2015 8:30 am

    Oh my gosh, I love this pic!

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  2. Mary / May 13 2015 8:41 am

    🙂 Love it!

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  3. Kay / May 13 2015 8:43 am

    I was about to say ‘building a nest?’ and then read your comment. We have a bird next on top of our hanging porch light for the second year in a row. We kind of sighed when we saw it. Made our front port a mess with bird poop. But, there it is. What can you do? LOL

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    • Leslie / May 13 2015 9:45 am

      But they are so much fun to watch. I have a nest box on the front of my garage and the babies are chirping and pooping out the door already!

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  4. gh0stpupp3t / May 13 2015 9:14 am

    You caught the perfect shot. 🙂 I can’t get so close though, They always fly away lol

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    • Leslie / May 13 2015 9:43 am

      That was taken with a 250mm zoom lens. If I got much closer they would have flow away.

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  5. Penelope Postcards / May 13 2015 11:24 am

    This is one ambitious bird! Obviously wants to make as few trips back and forth as possible to build his home. 🙂

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  6. Carol / May 13 2015 12:47 pm

    What a great photo! He looks so industrious.

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  7. Yael from Home Garden Diggers / May 13 2015 1:15 pm

    Beautiful photo. I live it.

    Yael

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  8. carin / May 13 2015 1:44 pm

    Perfectly wordless.

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  9. barryknister / May 13 2015 5:05 pm

    Thank you. Something about the timeless purpose behind this photo of a bluebird in spring makes the image especially moving.

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  10. Beth F / May 14 2015 6:56 am

    Awesome capture!

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  11. Brona / May 15 2015 10:21 pm

    As usual your close up is stunning. You manage to capture such dynamic shots – I’m assuming there arelots of duds to get this one amazing shot 🙂

    My Wordless Wednesday

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    • Leslie / May 19 2015 12:34 am

      I took about a dozen shots and most were good. It’s when the bird is in a tree or moving around that I end up with about ten duds to one good one.

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  12. WordsAndPeace / May 16 2015 8:23 pm

    so neat! Thought of you today, we went to Danada. Have you been there recently? About 15 nests I think in the rookery, not 60 like 3 year go, but the babies are growing fast. It was a great birding day. We even saw a hummingbird posing on a dead tree, for quite a while (at the entrance of the path to the rookery), also catbird, song sparrow, common yellow-throats, yellow warblers, kingbird and bobolinks! I had not seen a bobolink in IL for a long time. At one point, a bobolink and a kingbird perched next to each other on the same little bush, it was so unreal. Unfortunately I only had binoculars and my phone, which has a very bad zoom. Several kingbirds and bobolinks on the path between markers #10 and #11. Because we discovered the rookery thanks to you, I wanted to share this great birding day with you

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    • Leslie / May 19 2015 12:39 am

      Thanks! The past two weekends have been good birding for me too. I haven’t been to the Rookery this year and didn’t know that the number of nests were down that low. The rookery at Churchill was abandoned last year when the main tree fell down in a winter storm. Now I’m wondering where they all went.

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