In the Birdhouses #1

We have seen bluebirds near the back of our property (three acres) for a couple years but have never been able to photograph them. Last summer, we put out three bluebird houses but no luck. The very first day we put them out, a pair of bluebirds went in one of the houses then soon came out. I guess he didn't like the house or was just checking it out.

Well, this year our luck changed. We started seeing a pair going in and out of one of the houses.  This evening, I was able to sit very still in a chair and snap some pictures. Although my pics aren't perfect, I am happy to just get the opportunity.

The male bluebird has a sky blue head, back and tail. It has a rusty red breast and white belly.(above)

The female is lighter in color with more of a grayer head, back and tail but has the same rusty breast and white belly. (above) Sorry, but this is my best pic of the day.

I only got one pic with the head turned and it's not great but I'll share. You can see the rusty color breast and the white belly. 

You have to look close at the first pic in the second row below and you can see the bluebird flying straight towards me.

I sure hope to get some better pics another day of the Eastern Bluebirds. Thanks for stopping by for my new series: In the Birdhouse #1 - Judy.

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  1. Hello, Lucky you! I would love to see the bluebirds nesting in one of my houses. Great sighting and photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend.

  2. I love the so -where are you none here in fl

  3. The male makes a ring of white pine needles to r=present to the female and often will choose multiple sites. It is fun to watch the babies grow and fledge, they will have 2-3 broods a season. They like mealy worms at your feeder.

    1. Thanks, I have a bag of mealy worms and will put them out shortly.

  4. What a treat to see the Bluebirds.

  5. Hello. It is wonderful that you can watching the nesting of bluebird. It is a beautiful looking bird.

  6. Happy Pink Saturday, Judy. Thank you for joining us to make Pink Saturdays special.

    We love watching the birds, and my husband has lots of birdhouses on our property. I love them all. This post is being featured on my Pink Saturday post this week as "the one with the most clicks".♥