Audubon Wednesday!

The Eastern Bluebird

The Eastern Bluebird

I have discussed the Eastern Bluebird before – even shown the picture above a few times before, but what can I say?  It’s the best shot I was able to take! I did get a few shots that day but they were quick flashes of the berry bushes they were eating from.  The Eastern Bluebird is also the first bird I actively sought out to get a peek at.

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When I began to go birding it wasn’t something I thought I’d do as a real hobby – I was just enjoying watching these animals in nature.  It wasn’t until I was told that there were these birds at my local duck pond that I took my daughter to see them.  We were lucky and saw the Wood Duck that day – a tale I told earlier – but I went that day to see these little cobalt puffballs!

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To get a better idea about how much cropping I had to do to get a better picture of these little guys let me show you an un-cropped photo:

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And, keep in mind, I don’t have a great camera with a zoom lens – that’s why most of my pics are… well, what they are.  But I don’t make excuses – most of the time birding I don’t even bring my camera.  I just enjoy seeing the birds.  I was lucky this day though…

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On a trip to the Oliver Mill Pond Park I was lucky enough to get another glimpse at this bird – that at one point was a rarity to see in MA – but thanks to all the people who put up birdhouses near fresh water lakes these guys are making appearances again all over.

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The great thing about this little bird is the brilliant colors – only rivaled by the male Cardinal’s vibrant crimson hue – they are a striking sight against the blankness of the snow.  I was psyched to have a chance to get another peek at this bird – and hope to have many more chances in the future – but for now, the us all I have to show!  Hope you enjoyed!

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