Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
This is a medium size songbird with a large, round head. Its wings and tail are blue and has a reddish-orange chest.
Eats mainly insects and some small fruits. Can be attracted to feeding stations with specialized wooden bird feeders using meal worms. These beautiful birds can also be attracted with water by using bird baths.
The male has a blue head, back, tail and wings with a reddish chest. The female has the same color pattern only duller.
Bluebirds build their nests in a natural tree cavity or abandoned woodpecker hole 3 to 20 feet above the ground. The nest is made from grass, plant stems, pine needles, hair and feathers. Breeding pairs will eagerly accept a bluebird bird house as a nesting site. The clutch will contain 3 to 6 eggs and incubation takes 16 to 21 days.
May 22, 17 01:56 PM
It has been a couple of years since 'we' reported on the Rose Breasted Grosbeaks at our feeders. Mostly due to having to pull in our bird feeders in April
May 19, 17 12:56 PM
One year, looking out our kitcben window we saw a anna,s hummingbird had built a nest in our tangelo tree, about 2-3 feet away. We looked at them every
May 17, 17 01:38 PM
April 26 2017 male and female visited feeder for three days. I had sighting on feeder about the same time 3 years ago . It seems like the males move on