Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Bluebirds, July 19, 2017

ABC Wednesday and Wild Bird Wednesday
B is for Bluebirds - members of the Thrush family native to North America

Male Eastern Bluebird, Shiloh, Tennessee, USA

There are three kinds of Bluebirds. This is the Eastern Bluebird, Sialia sialis. The other two are Western Bluebirds, Sialia mexicana, and Mountain Bluebirds, Sialia currucoides.

The names are self-explanatory: Eastern Bluebirds in the eastern part of the continent, Western Bluebirds in the western part of the continent, and Mountain Bluebirds in the Rocky Mountains of the US and Canada.

Female Eastern Bluebird, Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, April 3, 2017
Bluebirds eat worms and insects (beetles, crickets, grasshoppers, spiders, and caterpillars) during the Spring and Summer. In the Autumn and Winter they search for fruit and wild berries to eat. Bluebirds in Canada and the northern parts of the United States may migrate as far south as the Central American countries to spend the Winter.

Have a wonderful day!

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  1. Pretty, if it was not for the blue feathers on its back I'd say it was a European Robin

  2. Wonderful bird.. lucky you to may capture it so beautifully

    Have a nice ABC-day / – week
    Melody (abc-w-team)

  3. ...a little fellow that I rarely see, thanks.

  4. They are lovely birds, aren't they? I enjoy seeing them around here when I walk.

  5. Hello, I love the sweet Bluebirds. Beautiful photos. Have a happy day!

  6. Gorgeous bluebirds and wonderful photography ~ ^_^

  7. Beautiful photos!

    abcw team

  8. Wonderful photos! Some great info. Nice post.

  9. Hello!:) Beautiful captures!I didn't know there were two kinds of bluebirds. They are both lovely.

  10. I don't think I've seen one here, but birds just don't seem to enjoy my yard. I bought a bird bath two months ago and I've never seen a bird in it. I put out seed and all I see is squirrels. You really got a couple of good picture of him.


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