In May I spotted an Eastern Bluebird in my neighbor’s yard. Good spot but I did not pay much attention to it since we have very little open Bluebird habitat around here and I assumed it was in transit somewhere else, like Baker Park. For the last 2 weeks, my neighbor has seen Bluebirds in her yard. Over the past 3 days, I have seen them in her yard until, today, it crossed the street into my yard, a first for us. Even more interesting was that it was a juvenile bird being fed by its parent. So – now I have to look around the area for next year and see if there is a good nesting site around here. I guess these birds could have fledged somewhere else and are moving through here. Also, I have not seen much on the listserve about Bluebirds this year but, this got me wondering; Did the early cold weather adversely affect Bluebirds, i.e. are they re-nesting? Did they lose the early young to “cold weather starvation”? Or is this just a normal or regular brood? It just seems maybe a tad late in the year.
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