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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We’ve been watching a pair of ground squirrels scurrying around our yard since last fall. I suspected they might be up to something.
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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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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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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.