New Parents

Today’s post features a couple of images I captured yesterday at the bluebird nest box that I put up in the outside sanctuary area at my Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri) church. After installing a bluebird box this spring, a pair of Eastern Bluebirds (our state bird) began showing interest in the box. It took […]

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Shared Housekeeping Duties

Today’s post features some recent images of an active Eastern Bluebird nest box, with the parents sharing housekeeping duties. During development of the baby bluebirds, both parents keep the nest scrupulously clean by removing the fecal sacs (body wastes from the babies) from the nest box. Furthermore, the parents don’t just remove the waste from […]

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Beauty in the Snow

As it quickly sinks in that winter has hit Missouri, the Eastern Bluebirds (our state bird) were very active around my rural home. Here are a few images I captured, from the warmth and comfort of my bedroom window :o) I always enjoy photographing our wonderful state bird! Photo Equipment Used: Canon 7D body Canon […]

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Prairie Bluebirds

During my recent visits to the nearby prairie, I was able to observe a pair of Eastern Bluebirds (Sialia sialis) that were hanging around a nest box that is placed near the parking lot. On my first visit of the spring, I saw the female bringing in dried prairie grass, to be used for preparing […]

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Mother’s Little Helper (baby photos) – Repost from 2010

(This post originally published in June, 2010) A few evenings ago, while strolling around our acreage, I checked our Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) trail nestboxes and found that the bluebird pair that had fledged 4-5 bluebirds just a few short weeks earlier, had started their second brood with 4 beautiful, blue eggs! Thursday evening, my […]

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The Blues

After the recent adventures with the wild horses of South Dakota, we decided to drive to Custer State Park before driving home. This was a new shooting location for me, so I wasn’t sure what we would find. One of the many photo opps we encountered was a pair of nesting Mountain Bluebirds (Sialia currucoides). […]

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Fun Friday: “Mirror, Mirror …”

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a “Fun Friday” post, one just for fun, so here goes. As I was quietly sitting along the creek bank waiting for beavers, a flurry of bird activity started up. There were various kinds of birds observed: flickers, downy woodpeckers, tufted titmice, American goldfinches, a wren (not yet […]

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