As a Wildlife Photographer, I love capturing moments of nature’s beauty, and one of my favorite subjects to photograph is the Eastern Bluebird. These stunning birds are regular visitors to my yard, and I am always excited to see them checking out the birdhouses I have set up.
Recently, I moved one of my birdhouses to a new location, and it seems that my decision was spot-on. The Eastern Bluebirds have been showing a lot of interest in this particular house, and I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of nesting season.
One of the things I love about photographing these birds is their nesting behavior. Eastern Bluebirds typically nest twice a year, and I have been fortunate enough to witness and document this process in my own backyard.
When the nesting season begins, I set up my camera inside my pickup truck, which is parked in the driveway. This allows me to capture close-up shots of the birds without disturbing their natural behavior. The photo featured in this blog post is a perfect example of the results I can achieve using this method. (My Eastern Bluebird Photography Setup)
Although I am hoping to see the Eastern Bluebirds make this birdhouse their home, I am also aware that House Sparrows may try to take over the space. These invasive birds can be a nuisance and a threat to the Eastern Bluebirds’ survival. As a responsible wildlife photographer, I will be keeping a close eye on the situation and taking appropriate measures if needed.
In conclusion, I am thrilled to have the Eastern Bluebirds visiting my yard again this year. As a wildlife photographer, I feel privileged to have the opportunity to observe and document their nesting behavior. I look forward to capturing more beautiful images of these amazing birds throughout the nesting season.
- Camera: Canon EOS R7
- Lens: Canon RF 100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM
- Location: Lavaca (Arkansas)
- Date and Time Taken: March 1, 2023 (10:08 A. M.)
- Exposure Mode: Manual
- Aperture: f8
- Shutter speed: 1/800
- ISO: 500 (Auto)
- Exposure Bias: -2/3 EV
- Focal Length: 500 mm