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 them a while, but they eventually built a nest in the box and laid 4 blue eggs. Those eggs recently hatched and the new parents are now busy bringing in insects for the young birds. Here are a couple of images I captured yesterday morning with the male bluebird at the entrance to the nest box:

Eastern Bluebird Male

Eastern Bluebird Male

Coming up … more images of the parents, busy feeding the youngsters.


Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D Mark 2 camera
  • Canon 500mm, f/4 IS lens
  • Bogen 3021 tripod and Wemberley gimbal head
  • ISO 800
  • Aperture f/4
  • Shutter 1/1600 sec.



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