Friday, March 19, 2010

Outside: the bluebirds are here

Since spring seems to be upon us, my favorite harbingers have arrived: the eastern bluebirds.
There are 3 bluebird boxes in the yard, and every year we have a pair of bluebirds occupy one of them. They usually have between 3 and 5 babies.

This week our bluebirds have returned and they're outside scoping out the nest boxes.
This is a male:

The male is on the left, the female is on the right.

And this is the box they are currently laying claim to.

(although, I photographed this a few weeks ago when there was still snow on the ground...)

Hopefully, they'll stick around and build a nest and have some babies.

I have a lot of bluebird items in my shop: sarahkdesigns I invite you to check them out!

I invite you to check out my interview at Liz Ware's blog


Sharon said...

Love this photo series. The fat little bluebirds are so cheery and the birdhouse photo is beautiful!


Victoria said...

That is amazing! I have never seen a bluebird, which makes me a little sad, but it's great that you have nestboxes for them! Love these photos.