Saturday, November 29, 2008

Eastern Bluebird checking me out

At my house we didn't have Thanksgiving until Friday. Thursday afternoon I decided it was warm enough for me to venture outside to see if I could capture any birds.

I have this neighbor that lets me wander around his yard too. I noticed he had put up some new birdhouses recently. I turned to see if he had taken the old crooked house down when he put the new ones up. When I turned back to look at the birdhouse I had just walked right past, this is what I saw. As you can tell by the background I walked all around it and the Eastern Bluebird continued to watch me.

I saw a post this past week that the person was wondering about leaving the birdhouses up. Sorry, I don't remember who it was. But this is the reason you don't take down the birdhouses in the winter. They use them to stay warm. The bluebirds have always used our birdhouses in the winter. I don't really know about other birds.
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10 comments:

Dorothy said...

Great Bluebird pictures! Some other little birds, I think it was Chickadees, used our birdhouses in the winter. You could go out on a cold morning and the little bird would be peeping out the hole.

david mcmahon said...

He really was watching you all the way around!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

As my Grandaughter would say,"ah,so-o-o Cute"

Darla said...

the birds are probably trying to figure out who that crazy lady is with camera stuck to her face all the time. Can you imagine the image they must see with us and cameras at our faces all the time?

Rose said...

Wonderful images. My mom always had bluebirds build in a house in her back yard.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh how sweet. I love the Bluebirds--and hope they come back to my yard soon. By all means, leave the bird houses out during the winter. AND--be sure and feed the birds. Winter is when they need it the most!!!!

Julie said...

I love bluebirds, wish we had more around here. Great shots.

Arija said...

Shelter in the cold, col winter is so important to the little birds who overwinter. In the rural countryside they could seek refuge in a warm cow byre where the warmth of the larger animals also kept the little birds cosily warm. With urbanization neither the thick tree cover nor the farm buildings are there so that any shelter we can provide is worth while.

Shellmo said...

Cute, cute, cute! He was definitely letting you know there was an occupant in the house!

Jen said...

Looks like he popped out to enjoy the day too. cute!

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