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.
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.