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Eastern Bluebird

Sialia sialis

Description:

Eastern Bluebirds measure 6 1/2 inches in length. The male has bright blue upperparts, reddish breast, and white belly. The female has a buff throat and breast, grayish-blue head and back with light blue wings and tail.

Habitat:

Bluebirds can be found in rural gardens, orchards, and suburban gardens near open farmland. Their arrival in early spring is a sure sign that winter is on the way out.

Notes:

In the photo of the pair of bluebirds on post, female is to the top, and male is to the lower left. I got to witness the bluebird parents calling their little one from the nest. It was quite obvious that they knew it was ready to be fledged. They did feed it a few times, but would no longer go into the box to do so. They called the young bird out and then fed it. Later that day, the young bird flew from the box, and left the area with its parents. I wish I had been there to capture that moment as well.

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40 Comments (1–25)

williefromwi
williefromwi 8 years ago

Thanks gmedinaerick, JoshuaAsel, and emmysangk. KarenL, I am thrilled that you found my work worthy to be used in the blog. It is my hope that some of my efforts can be used to get others who might not be that interested in nature to stop and pause and consider the beauty that is all around them.

emmysangk
emmysangk 8 years ago

Beautiful!

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Congratulations Bill, this touching moment has been featured in the Project Noah blog today! http://blog.projectnoah.org/post/2905691...

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 8 years ago

yeah-wow. thats a heck of a shot!

gmedinaerick
gmedinaerick 8 years ago

What a Great Shot!

williefromwi
williefromwi 8 years ago

Thanks Kei, and Thank you Ashish, I will add it to this spotting, I am still so very new to this sight and have no idea of all the different missions. I appreciate you helping me.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Willie this sweet spotting is suitable for this mission also...
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1116...

Kei Heyns
Kei Heyns 8 years ago

Great!! lovely interaction. Dig all your info too!

williefromwi
williefromwi 8 years ago

Right place at the right time, and it turned out to be a very sweet capture, and moment in time. Thank you for taking the time to comment on my spotting, Chief RedEarth

williefromwi
williefromwi 8 years ago

Yasser. Thanks for such kind words.

williefromwi
williefromwi 8 years ago

KarenL, When I look at all the photos up on this sight, I am almost speechless, I personally would not rank this series in the same league as so many of the other series that have been posted here. Franky, I am at a loss as to how to respond, except to say I am truly honored that you feel this way. Thank you, so very very much.

williefromwi
williefromwi 8 years ago

Wow, KarenL, I am not sure how to respond to a comment like yours, except to say, I am humbled, and flattered by such kind words.

Yasser
Yasser 8 years ago

Incredible set! That first photo is just jaw-dropping.

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

I see many photos on Project Noah that I wish I had taken & I think this would be just about top of my list! Wonderful series Bill!

williefromwi
williefromwi 8 years ago

Thank you AshishNimkar, CarolSnowMilne, MelissaFerguson, and MayraSpringmann

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 8 years ago

Wow, incredible spotting, congratulations Willie!

MelissaFerguson
MelissaFerguson 8 years ago

Very nice photo's and information!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 8 years ago

Utterly fantastic! This is one of my favorite series of yours. So adorable! Keep up the good work. So glad you joined Project Noah so everyone can see your talent.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Willie you are using camera and lens so amazingly your spottings are true lessons.

williefromwi
williefromwi 8 years ago

Thanks for thinking so highly of my efforts SatyenMehta, I am truly honored.

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Fabulous series!!

williefromwi
williefromwi 8 years ago

I would like to take this time to say, thank you for following my spottings,
alicelongmartin.

williefromwi
williefromwi 8 years ago

You are much to kind, Atul, and Sachin Zaveri. I thank you both for your very kind words.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Spectacular series,

Atul
Atul 8 years ago

superb series that is willie , truly amazing!

williefromwi
Spotted by
williefromwi

Grafton, Wisconsin, USA

Spotted on May 11, 2012
Submitted on May 16, 2012

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