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.
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