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male and female taking turns at the feeder. food is black oil sunflower seeds, suet nuggets and mealworms
They seem to stick around every winter. We regularly put out the suet nuggets and meal worms (which they love), but there are enough insects out and about for them and since they are in the thrush family, their digestive tract lengthens in the winter to allow more seed and vegetation in their diet when insects are scarce.
Bluebirds -- are you kidding me? I don't know much about birds, but I never expected to see bluebirds in Virginia during January! Are they in the area every winter or this winter only because it's been relatively mild, temperature-wise?
They never come to my feeding stations, probably because I don't put out mealworms! :) I really should.
Spotted on Jan 8, 2012 Submitted on Jan 8, 2012