I admit I have several "favorites" and the Eastern Bluebird is high up on that list. One of the reasons the Bluebird is my favorite is because of my mom who absolutely loved them and kept trying ( unsuccessfully ) to get them to nest in their "special built just for them" boxes. We use to tease her about the other poor birdies whom she would chase away and clean out their nest materials..."so unfair we would say...how mean you are"....lol Well, she passed away 4-4-99 and while the family was gathered together discussing her funeral arrangements, we all saw it...a bluebird making a nest in one of the boxes. I think we all had a good laugh saying that mom was finally getting her way, shoving bluebirds into the nesting boxes from heaven. How she would have loved that, and what a moment it was for the family to experience.
Below is one of my favorite pictures...yes, I even have favorite pictures of favorite birds.....how silly am I? So one winter I had this male trying to keep warm on my balcony and he was just so cute, even in his dull winter coat, all puffed up!!
I do get tickled at Daddy Bluebird seeing how many dried meal worms he can carry in his beak. He must have a nestful of hungry mouths waiting on him because he makes a ton of trips to my feeder.
And hoping for a return of the parents bringing their babies to me to be fed. I loved this series of pictures, that I took outside on my balcony! An absolute top 10 moment for me!
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