Words and Images from Ed Felker

Four New Neighbors

Our local blue birds have comfortably set up camp in the house we installed for them on our paddock fence. It’ll be fun to watch their progress!


12 responses

  1. Such a beautiful photo! The colors in this are simply majestic, keep it up!

    April 25, 2012 at 7:07 pm

  2. Gee, I wonder where they got that nesting material? LOL! Beautiful shot, such pretty eggs.

    April 25, 2012 at 7:26 pm

  3. How great! that would give you plenty to photograph when they hatch 🙂 Looking forward to it !

    April 25, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    • I will definitely be watching and taking more photos! We also have phoebes and barn swallows to follow as well!

      April 26, 2012 at 9:09 am

  4. what a beautiful nest! This is my nieces favorite color BTW, robin’s egg blue. Can you take a pic of the house you built for them? I have always enjoyed seeing the robins come in for spring, will be nice when I can have my own yard to spiff up for the birds.

    April 25, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    • I will get a pic next time I’m out, but it’s just a store bought blue bird house probably from Southern States. Textured like wood but I think it’s made out of PVC or something equally as timeless. We have another one by the riding ring but sparrows live in there this year. You snooze, you lose, blue birds.

      April 25, 2012 at 11:03 pm

      • robins will use a box? that is strange, I have not heard of them taking over a box. The easiest way to help the blue birds out (which you should because they eat the bugs you don’t like) is to offer 2 blue bird houses no further than 20 feet apart. This way they each get one, as no two sparrows or swallow pairs will live that close together. Worked really well at my parents.

        April 26, 2012 at 9:31 am

        • Oh sorry, this is not a robin’s nest, it’s a blue bird nest.
          This same house a couple years ago had a pair of tree swallows in it. Really beautiful birds, I loved them. But sadly the female was involved in a fatal pane glass window incident. 😦

          April 26, 2012 at 9:35 am

          • lol my bad, totally did not read it right in the first place… No wonder I thought it weird. I did not know however that Blue Birds also have blue eggs nearly the same shape, size and color. Who knew. Now it all makes more sense, is it friday yet?

            April 26, 2012 at 3:54 pm

  5. Lovely 🙂

    April 25, 2012 at 9:47 pm

  6. California city girl that I am…I have never seen a bluebird…I don’t think 🙂 And I had no idea their eggs were blue. I feel really cheated of this experience. Thank you for sharing, though. I would be in awe if this were in my proximity to view!! Debra

    April 26, 2012 at 11:48 am

  7. I had a pair of Abert’s towhees lay four eggs in a nest in my fuchsia on the back patio. I spend a lot of time on my patio each day, usually reading and birdwatching with my cat on my lap. The towhees have abandoned their nest. I was so sad when I realized it.

    May 8, 2012 at 12:13 pm

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