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Bluebird thread Number 5

Stafford County, VA

Here is a shot of Mama, in one of her brief moments outside the nestbox today.

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Stafford County, VA

Another view

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Stafford County, VA

And another, but not the best focus

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Stafford County, VA

And Papa, on watch

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Stafford County, VA

Here he is, amid the spooker strips

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Stafford County, VA

Another shot of Papa

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Stafford County, VA

And a frequent visitor is back

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Marlton, NJ

Wonderful pics Dave!

Papa looks right at home w/ the Sparrow Spooker.

The Tufted Titmouse shot is great!

Stafford County, VA

Another non-bluebird shot. This one taken a few minutes ago in my in-law's yard, at Baltimore.

Dave

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The Ozarks, MO(Zone 5b)

I love all of your shots...blue or non-blue, they are beautiful.

Orchard Park, NY

Dave, your photos really are stunning. It's impressive the way you've caught the cardinal with his crest up, and glancing over his shoulder. Is photography your profession?

Stafford County, VA

Profession? No. Obsession? Some think so.

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Stafford County, VA

Headed back to the nest.

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Marlton, NJ

Lovely shot!

Orchard Park, NY

Obsession? Well, thank you very much for feeding mine! Looking forward to today's bb antics.

Dave,

Beautiful photos!

Marilyn

Stafford County, VA

Sort of a dismal, overcast day hereabouts. Kind that makes the birds worry all day that it's getting dark, I guess. Anyway, they were all lined up for meal worms, all day long. Lots of photo opportunities for shots of Papa, since he has decided they are his worms and to chase away all birds his size or smaller (And he apparently thinks he's as big as a cowbird or a starling!)

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Stafford County, VA

Front view

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Stafford County, VA

A wee bit mad

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Stafford County, VA

Here's Mama on one of her brief visits outside the nestbox. She's expecting, You know...

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Stafford County, VA

And here's Papa bringing her lunch.

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Stafford County, VA

Another shot of Mama. She does look tired.

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Stafford County, VA

Another visitor

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Stafford County, VA

I put this bowl out with mealworms for the bluebirds. Look who showed up.

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Stafford County, VA

Check out the tongue action in this one.

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Stafford County, VA

Finall, he decides to get up ON the dish

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Stafford County, VA

And he does

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Stafford County, VA

Another frequent visitor

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Saint Paul, MN(Zone 4a)

Hi Dave - is that some sort of warbler? Don't recognize it. Your Red Bellied pics are great!

I was cleaning out bb boxes on my cemetery trail today & thought I heard a bb - I hope not, as it's still too cold here and.......snow expected tomorrow!! How wrong is THAT.

Marlton, NJ

Great pics Dave! I love the Red-bellied Woodpecker along w/ the Carolina Chickadee and the Yellow-rumped Warbler.

Can't forget those Blues; lovely!

Stafford County, VA

Yes, Muddylou, it is a yellow rumped warbler. Commonly known as a butter-butt. He comes by every spring and stays 2 or 3 weeks, then moves on. Same way with an Eastern Phoebe. He hasn't shown up yet this year, but has stopped off the past several years

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Saint Paul, MN(Zone 4a)

Ha! I love it - butter butt! Guess where Butter Butt and Eastern Phoebe end up? At my cabin!! (along the north shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota). The forest there just teems with warblers in the summer. We've had a phoebe couple nesting under our cabin eaves for the past 5 or so years (but sadly not last year....I saw them around, but did not spot the nest). I find warbler ID to be extremely difficult - they tend to be small & FAST.

Stafford County, VA

Very wet here this morning. Nice time for Mama to be inside the nestbox. No such shelter for Papa.

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Stafford County, VA

Or for the chickadee

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Stafford County, VA

Another shot of wet Papa

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Saint Paul, MN(Zone 4a)

Get out the blowdryer!!!!!!

Whiteside County, IL(Zone 5a)

Hey, that blue on the bluebird is Cubs blue! And he looks like he's been at Wrigley Field today in all the rain! Yes, I have opening day fever!! I want to photoshop in a Cubs logo oh his breast. LOL.

Jeffersonville, IN(Zone 6b)

Oh wow! Is it really opening day at Wrigley? Gosh, sometimes I miss living there. :)
Dave, amazing pictures! Maybe instead of "obsession," "hobby" would be a more complimentary word? :)

Beautiful pics Dave!

Austell, GA(Zone 7a)

Beautiful! I do so love the bluebirds. We do not get any of them at our feeders but we have probably a dozen or more cardinals.

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