Monday, September 22, 2008

Bluebird Party

Monday, September 22, 2008

There were nine eastern bluebirds perched on the tower the other morning. These birds are forming loose family flocks for the fall and winter. We've rarely seen them in the past few weeks. After the last brood of summer fledges, our bluebirds disperse to forage away from the over-hunted area near the nest site.

I think they were coming by to see if the suet dough or mealworms were out yet (no, not yet). It's nice to have them back (lazy freeloaders that they are!).


On September 22, 2008 at 9:31 PM NCmountainwoman said...

How cool to see so many bluebirds looking for a handout.

On September 23, 2008 at 6:30 AM Jayne said...

I only see mine occasionally too now. After that third brood left, they disappeared. How lovely to see your return visitors.