Thursday, July 17, 2008

Bluebird sighting...

I was lucky that my camera was handy when this bluebird perched on a bracket hanging on my balcony railing. I never tire of seeing these beautiful birds. They are very beneficial too since they eat nothing but insects. They like their nesting boxes located in areas with sparce vegetation so they can swoop down on the unsuspecting bugs. This one has the biggest weeds you have ever seen in your life to the rear and mowed grass in the front of his house. The families return every year and I see them as early as February scouting out their territory. I make sure the houses are cleaned out and ready for them. A sighting never fails to thrill me!

2 comments:

Bumpkin Bears said...

wow, how very lucky you are to have seen this beauty so close and to have got a photo, glad I found your blog :) Catherine

Bluebird NY said...

I'm a Bluebirder as well and found your site via Stacysnacks. I monitor boxes in the Hudson Valley but live in NJ part-time, so it's nice to know Bluebirds have such wonderful habitat close by in Chatham!