Mostly images of birds found in our region of Northampton County, NC.
(Image above is Potecasi Creek at Burnt Bridges)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Eastern Bluebird

The Eastern Bluebird, Sialia sialis, is a very common bird throughout this area.  They are easy to attract by simply providing a house for them.  We keep 4 nest boxes in our yard and generally they are all used, often for more than one nesting by the same pair.  They are very efficient flycatchers and are often seen chasing flying insects as well as ones on the ground.  The male in the above image posed nicely for me in a weed near his bird box, and the pair at the top are on a dead limb of a pine tree near their nest box.

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