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Friday, March 30, 2007

And More Bluebirds

And here he is again

and this is Mrs. Bluebird

You can see why it has been said that the bluebird carries the sky on his back.

Our Eastern Bluebird pair is still investigating boxes for a potential nesting spot. We hope they make up their minds fast, because a few of the Tree Swallows have just arrived back from migration. When more tree Swallows arrive, there will be a lot of competition for the nest boxes in our meadows. The promise of a new nesting season is so exciting, you never know how events will unfold.

Photos © Lillian Stokes, 2007


Anonymous said...

blubirds are my favorite land birds. they were so close up it looked like you put a spottingscope up to your lens!

Lillian and Don Stokes said...

I photographed these bluebirds using my Canon 1D Mark II camera with my 500 mm IS lens with a 2x teleconverter on it. That is the equivalent of a 1300 mm lens. (Multiply 500 times 2 then times 1.3, the boost given by the digital camera). Quite a lot of power, but not as much as a spotting scope.

Anonymous said...

WOW!! This is beautiful. I have never seen a blog before and am happy to see such a beautiful one. The bird pictures are beautiful and the dog is a darling. thank you

C. said...

Great Blog! Found by accident, was researching info on Eastern Mountain Bluebirds, have one 'literally' hanging on my thermometer on window. Wonderful pics and great puppy. Thank you for sharing.