Saturday, May 24, 2008

Bluebirds Undeterred by Housing Slump



Despite the uncertainty in the housing market, these bluebirds are eager to set up their new household. The male captured this earthworm and held it for several minutes while the female gathered dried grass clippings for her nest.

When she took a break, he flew to her side and gave her the worm to eat. Wish I had captured that moment!

7 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Great pictures David. Do you have a bluebird house in your garden? Maybe the contractor side of you will be inspired to put one up for them you know to help out with the housing shortage.

Iris said...

Nice shots! Isn't this the second year of bluebird nesting in your garden? You've got a real talent--or an inviting pad.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Those are great pictures! I'm still so disappointed the bluebirds didn't select my nesting box.

Katie said...

David - great pics! Congrats on capturing just the right moment that so eludes us lesser photographers. :0)

Chad & Brandy said...

Great shots. The blue birds in our yard are working on the second nest of the season.

David in Greensboro, NC said...

Thanks Lisa, yep--I've got a house with a nest, but no eggs yet.

Thanks Iris--it's our second year.

Sorry you don't have any bluebirds Robin. They may yet come--sometimes they nest as late as late June.

Thanks Katie! Just found myself in the right place in the right light!

Thanks Chad and Brandy, and welcome. Nice to have some more NC folks!

Anonymous said...

I once saw a flicker get his mate, first by banging on a metal roof and then when she came they sat together for a minute, then he offered her some suet, and they flew down to it. and then flew up and sat together for a minute then flew off together. wish I had had a camera attached to my eyeball.