Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Eastern Bluebird

The Eastern Bluebird is a pleasant site when they decide to make your backyard there home. They are about 7 inches long with a wingspan of about 13 inches. The male has a blue back, head and wings, with an orange throat and breast. The female basically has the same features, with the exception of it being duller in color.

These birds nest in birdhouses that are in the open, not near the edge of woods. They are a bird that like open land, like backyards or fields. The female will lay her eggs between March and June, four to six, pale blue in color.

There diet consists of insects, berries and live mealworms. This bluebird is sitting on a post of my compost bin.

Every year we have the pleasure of enjoying this spectacular sight of the Eastern Bluebird in our backyard.

Backyard Birding Supplies at Gardeners Supply


1 comment:

Kylee from Our Little Acre said...

We've got bluebirds in our nesting box this year! First time. Check it out! :-)