Monday, April 23, 2012

Fledgling Bluebirds

Baby bluebirds have arrived at my feeder!

Eastern Bluebird fledgling
They belong to a pair of Eastern Bluebirds that have been visiting my sunflower chip feeder throughout the winter.

From left to right:  baby, mother, father
The fledglings are probably only about a month old, but they are already around the same size as the parents.

Father is on the left, fledgling on the right
 The parents will continue feeding them for a few more days before they learn to feed themselves.

I've only seen two fledglings at any given time, though bluebirds often have 4 or 5 babies in a brood.

The fledgling at the top is probably a male as it has more blue in its wings, while the one on the bottom is likely a female.

Two fledglings and daddy
Here a fledgling is working those wings!

Those babies are hungry - I've been seeing the bluebirds at my sunflower chip feeder several times a day.

Before long, the fledglings will be able to survive by themselves.  Bluebirds may have 2 or 3 broods in one season, so hopefully we shall see this again later in the summer!


  1. Amazing! They are absolutely precious. I don't think I've ever seen baby bluebirds up close before...momma always shoos me away :)

  2. Oh how sweet. It is always so interesting and so much fun to watch them.

  3. How adorable! And how fun it must be to watch them. I love the two shots you have of the babies being fed by the parents.

  4. Wow! They are so precious. We were hoping to get bluebirds, but they checked out our boxes and didn't return. I think the noisy finches were nesting too close.

  5. Awww, you got some great shots! I feel so happy after seeing this post. :)

  6. Unbelievable! I am rarely lucky to get good shots of birds. You caught some great moments! Also, love the blue color!

  7. They are awesome! I love bluebirds. I have not had a lot of luck getting them into my yard. Last year a female rejected my house. I hope another will come and look at it.

  8. What a lovely bird. I wish we had them in England. We do have the Jay, which has a similar blue flash, but it's quite a recluse!

  9. What a beautiful show of some stunning birds!

  10. They are so much fun to watch. I am glad the little family is doing so well - I know there are so many predators out there for bluebird eggs and babies!


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