The Eastern Bluebird Family

Birds, Photography

Eastern bluebirds are stunning to see. The male bluebird is around the feeder a lot but the female must be busy somewhere else, because we rarely see her. I keep my camera on the kitchen table. These are taken without a tripod and I haven’t enhanced the color. Just lucky shots and a great camera. Canon EOS Rebel 18mg.

Male Eastern Bluebird ©LaBrue Creative
Female Eastern Bluebird ©LaBrue Creative
Male Eastern Bluebird ©LaBrue Creative
Female Eastern Bluebird ©LaBrue Creative
Male Eastern Bluebird ©LaBrue Creative

It seems the male bluebird is left to give lessons to these youngsters. They beg to be taken care of and fed. The male ignores them and then will give them a tidbit every now and then. If he gave them food all the time, how would they fend for themselves? They now get their own food from the feeders. There is a lesson here for us humans in raising our young.

Momma Bluebird with one of the five babies
Poppa Bluebird with three of the five babies
Siblings