Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Eastern Bluebirds in Bridgewater

I saw my first Eastern Bluebird on Saturday! I was just starting out on a jog and had only gotten a couple hundred feet down the road when I saw one fly from the direction of our backyard to the opposite side of the street. At first, I wasn't even sure it was a bird because it was so bright blue that thought it was a butterfly. It was being followed by another bird, that I thought was a goldfinch since it was drab and yellowish, but very well could have been a female Eastern Bluebird. It was only when I saw the "butterfly" perch on a tree limb that I realized it was a bird. I stopped and watched it for about a minute and I did see the telltale brick red breast once it was perched.

Source: Isidor Jeklin/Cornell Lab of Ornithology

I'm very excited about this because we just put up our Bluebird House a few weeks ago and I hope we get some Bluebirds in there. Steve said he saw evidence of grass/vegetation in the birdhouse, and I've seen some chickadees peeking in there and checking it out. I hope we get any kind of bird to nest there, but it would be exciting if it was a Bluebird because now that I've seen one I can't wait to spot more.

4 comments:

Susan W. said...

Congratulations! I saw my first one at Broadmoor last month, but I'm not counting it because it was a silhouette. I've yet to see the beautiful blue color - but I really want to!!!

dAwN said...

Congrats on your bluebird..We are in NC now and are seeing allot of them..I took photos today that I will post tomorrow.
Always a pleasure to see those birdies.

BirdingGirl said...

@Sue- That's great! Now you'll be on the lookout for them and hopefully get a better view.

@Dawn- Thanks! Enjoy North Carolina :) Do you coordinate your travel around bird migrations?

Anonymous said...

nice i finally have a blue bird building a nest in a nest box after
the third season I put the box up. The first two seasons it examined the box but didnt take to it. I finally moved the box in a different location and it worked! Baby blue will be on the way.