A Recap’ of The Breeding Season

Eastern Bluebird One of my fellow bloggers asked me recently how the Bluebirds fared this season.  A light bulb went on in my head how about a recap' of this past breeding season?  The Eastern Bluebirds (Sialia sialis) have done quite well.  To our surprise, they have raised three broods this season however the broods... Continue Reading →

Eastern Bluebird

The First Family To Settle Spring is a very active season for birds.  I can tell that spring is really coming when the male American Goldfinches shed their winter coats and the male Cardinals are no longer willing to eat together.  The same thing goes for the Eastern Bluebirds which no longer flock together like... Continue Reading →

Bluebirds, First Brood

They Have Fledged It was very windy and a little cold last Monday, felt almost like a cold front was coming in.  I limp along in the garden due to a golf ball sized bruise swelling on my right shin. Why?  Tripped on a cement block in the garden while looking up when I should have been... Continue Reading →

First Family of the Year

Eastern Bluebirds Have Settled However bad this last winter was, the Eastern Bluebirds (Sialia Sialis) elected not to leave us for warmer digs down south.  Maybe because we provided everything they needed here: food, water and places to roost inside from the cold wind and snow.  This last winter was the first time that they were really present on an almost daily... Continue Reading →

Spring Is Around The Corner

Taking A Clue From Birds There has been one snow storm after another and the official spring date is still more than a month away.  Our garden is covered a foot deep in snow crusted with ice.  The cold frame we put up last fall has become an igloo at this point. I have no... Continue Reading →

Bluebird House Hunting

Looking For the Perfect Place It's that time of year again...a time to look for a perfect place to raise a new generation.  The birds that usually hang out together during winter start chasing one another, claiming their territory.  A few of them checking out the nest boxes we put up in the garden.  I... Continue Reading →

Bluebird

Hope They will Winter With Us We have been housing Eastern Bluebirds (Sialia sialis) in our garden for a few years now.  They arrive in early spring and check out birdhouses around the yard for nest-building and raising their chicks.  In years past they would be gone by mid-autumn, but they never left this year.... Continue Reading →

Hope they settle down soon

Tree Swallow vs Eastern Bluebird The usual visitors to our garden in the past few years just came back...the Tree Swallows (Tachycineta bicolor).  We heard their unique gargle-like chirp up in the sky a few days ago.  Four of them.  Yesterday they were chased off by the Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) couple that have been... Continue Reading →

They Came Back Early.

Bluebird, House Hunting It has been a very warm winter this year.   Many birds that migrate south during winter had delayed their journey.  I saw a Gray Catbird a few times this winter, trying to get some dried fruits from the feeder.  I hope it survive the winter since it was a little late... Continue Reading →

Mourning the Bluebirds

Our hope is diminished A second family of Bluebirds came to check on a nest box at the corner of the vegetable garden a few weeks ago.  Then they decided to build a nest.  We were so happy that this year we will have two Bluebird families raising their chicks in our garden. I kept... Continue Reading →

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