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A Sample of Pop’s “Bee” Images

Sedum Bumbler

Look of Defiance

Chicory Bee

Bumbling Bees

Garden Cafe

Buzz By Here - To Infinity and Beyond

Pick Your Poison

Blind Side Attack

On a Mission

Honey Bee on Sedum

Covering the Cosmos

Center of the Cosmos

Three's a Crowd

Popular Spot

On A Pedestal

On Golden Rod

The Beeline

Messy Hands

Bee on Yellow

Incoming

Bumble Bee Choreography

Messy Hands

A Sample of Pop’s “People” Photo Collection

Caged Competitor

Early Adoration

Child In the Ligtht

Stroll Through the Weeds

Attention Grabbing

Eye Contact

On the Line

Eyes of Wonder

Rounding the Curve

Troubadours of Basin Spring Park

Down by the Creek

Sun Day

Catching Some Light

EAA Fireworks

Hear Me Roar

Eastern Bluebird

Bluebird Family Outing

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These are Eastern Bluebirds perched on a stump in our backyard. We have bluebird nest boxes at several locations around our rural home. Each spring we watch, expectantly, for them to return, build their nests and raise their young.

The three birds with the speckled plumage are the young ones. They were attracted to the stump by a treat of mealworms we offered on a regular basis. We love watching them and their progress from hatchlings to fledglings…until they head south for the winter.

Feeding them mealworms on a regular basis creates a location where I can set up my camera and capture some good images.  This photo was taken with my camera on a tripod ten to 15 feet away from the stump.  I was actually in my house, watching out the window, snapping the photos with a wireless remote.

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Bluebird Family Brunch

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This is a family of eastern bluebirds. The gal standing tall in the back (on the left) is the mother. The rest are her offspring from 2014 hatch. They’ve come together to share a mid-morning brunch of mealworms in our backyard.

This female brought two broods into the world this season.

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Bluebirds – Father & Sons


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Let me introduce you to our neighbors – the Eastern Bluebird family.  This is a father and two of his offspring. There are four of these youngsters hanging around, having hatched this spring.

It’s hard to get the whole group together for a family portrait – though I’m working on it.  The mom is busy sitting on another clutch of eggs.  She does emerge to eat, now and then.  I just have to convince them all to eat at the same time.

I’ve been supplementing their normal diet with meal worms…placing them on this tree stump in our yard. I’ll be posting more of the family in the near future. Stay tuned.

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Overflow Seating

Bluebird, Fledgling, Blue Bird, Nest, Next Box, YoungEvery spring we look forward to the return of bluebirds and tree swallows. We have next boxes around the edges of our yard to encourage homesteading. It’s always a treat to see them building their nests and then watch as the eggs hatch and the babies develop.

This is a view inside a nest box claimed by Eastern Bluebirds.  These baby bluebirds are becoming quite cramped in the small confines of the nest box. Though you can’t see all of them, there are five youngsters piled on top of each other. In a short time (I’m guessing a week or less), they will leave the nest.

When looking in on this crowd, we had to be sure none of them spilled out…which they almost did.

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Father Son Brunch

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This is a father and son pair of Eastern Bluebirds. The son hatched this spring. The father seems to be eyeing the son’s table manners as he downs another mealworm.

We’ve been providing a small amount of mealworms for the bluebirds every morning. Every morning, I wake up the loud singing of male bluebird.

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Trouble Times Three

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Here’s a gang of tough looking hombres if I ever saw one.  These young roughians from the neighborhood (Eastern Bluebirds hatched this spring) seem to be displaying a bit of youthful defiance.

Because this photo was taken on a cloudy day, from a distance, it lacks the technical photographic quality I prefer.  However, catching the three of them together…with that look…makes this an image worth posting.