Male Eastern Bluebird Bringing Nest Material To Birdhouse

By | March 30, 2017

I was watching this male Eastern Bluebird bringing nest material to the birdhouse I have near my garden. He was taking it into the birdhouse and then bringing it back out. He is doing this to attract a female. This was all happening five days ago, so I will let you know how it turns out for him.

I did see a female in the trees nearby and when she would move close to the birdhouse the male would start waving his wings. I’m watching most of this behavior from inside my house. When I want to photograph the Bluebirds I have my pickup parked near the birdhouse and I’m photographing from inside of it. I’m using a long lens so I’m able to keep a safe distance from the activity. I believe the birds are comfortable with seeing my vehicle and it seems like they are not disturbed by my presence. I also limit my time photographing these birds. I want the Bluebirds to raise a family without being stressed with having a human nearby.

Male Eastern Bluebird With Nesting Material

Male Eastern Bluebird With Pine Needle – Canon 7D2 | Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L v2 Lens | @400mm | 1/320 | f/6.3 | ISO 800

Male Eastern Bluebird Coming Out Of Birdhouse

Male Eastern Bluebird With Nesting Material – Canon 7D2 | Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L v2 Lens | @400mm | 1/500 | f/6.3 | ISO 800

Male Eastern Bluebird

Male Eastern Bluebird With Pine Needle – Canon 7D2 | Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L v2 Lens | @400mm | 1/320 | f/6.3 | ISO 800

This will be a series of blog post in reference to these Eastern Bluebirds starting with this first post:
Male Eastern Bluebird Perched On Rain Gauge

Eastern Bluebird Facts

Eastern bluebirds communicate mostly through sounds. They have different songs for mating, territoriality, and other purposes.

Eastern bluebirds also use body signals to communicate.

Eastern Bluebirds are the state bird of both New York and Missouri.

Author: Steve Creek

An Arkansas-based wildlife photographer specializing in the wildlife found in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Steve’s images are created from his overwhelming passion for being outdoors with cameras in tow.

One thought on “Male Eastern Bluebird Bringing Nest Material To Birdhouse

  1. Greg Topp

    I have two Bluebird Houses and I will make sure they are cleaned out today. There is always a chance of something happening. We are in a “false Spring” right now. Lots of time to get blasted by snow again.

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