Over the past few weeks, I’ve been monitoring a birdhouse in my backyard where a pair of Eastern Bluebirds have made their home. It’s been amazing to witness the meticulous process of nest building and the dedication of the parents in caring for their young.
One of the most exciting moments was when the baby Eastern Bluebirds began to poke their heads out of the birdhouse. With my camera in hand, I was able to capture one of them. Watching the parents feed their young and seeing the little ones grow day by day has been an incredible experience.
Here are the other blog posts, starting from when the Eastern Bluebirds first checked out my birdhouse and decided to make a nest, to the feeding of the babies, to the removal of fecal sacs, and now to the moment when the baby sticks its head out of the birdhouse:
In recent years, the population of Eastern Bluebirds has declined due to habitat loss, making it even more crucial to provide safe nesting sites for these beautiful birds.
As I eagerly await the baby Eastern Bluebirds’ next milestone, I’m reminded of the importance of preserving our natural world and protecting the creatures that inhabit it. Through wildlife photography, we can capture the beauty of nature and inspire others to appreciate and protect it.
I hope you enjoyed learning about my experience with the baby Eastern Bluebirds. Stay tuned for more exciting updates on my wildlife photography adventures!
Here are some facts about baby Eastern Bluebirds:
- They are born blind and naked.
- Their eyes open after about 5 days.
- They start to grow feathers after about 7 days.
- They fledge from the nest after about 16-20 days.
- They are fed by their parents for about 3 weeks after they fledge.
- They reach sexual maturity at about 1 year old.
Eastern Bluebirds are a beautiful and important part of our ecosystem. They help to control insect populations, and they are a joy to watch. If you have a birdhouse, I encourage you to put it up in a sunny spot and attract some Eastern Bluebirds of your own!
- Camera: Canon EOS R7
- Lens: Canon RF 100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM
- Location: Lavaca (Arkansas)
- Date and Time Taken: April 29, 2023 (10:52 A. M.)
- Exposure Mode: Manual
- Aperture: f7.1
- Shutter speed: 1/800
- ISO: 1250 (Auto)
- Focal Length: 500 mm