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Bluebirds In Distress

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

It has been a bad year for our bluebirds. If it's not the mocking birds, it is the sparrows or snakes getting their broods or eggs.

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That's a neat picture. Our bluebirds have been given a hard time this summer by the robins--they built close together. Even so, we now are seeing the bluebirds with their 4th family for the summer.

-- Posted by memories on Sat, Aug 21, 2010, at 6:02 AM

Thank you. We have five Peterson bluebird houses up, and the sparrows think some are theirs. I envy you for being able to watch four broods hatching. Maybe we will have better luck next year! I know that sparrows are not protected, but.I can not bring myself to even thinking about doing away with some of them.

-- Posted by Dee Boesen on Sat, Aug 21, 2010, at 12:51 PM

Nature can be very beautiful but also cruel. Even the mockingbird though has its hard times. When we lived in Texas, I watched them build a low lying nest in a shrub. A cat caught one of the pair one night and the mate of that mockingbird 'cried' for over an hour. It was a very sad song.

-- Posted by stardog on Sat, Aug 21, 2010, at 9:44 PM

great capture !

-- Posted by grammy on Sun, Aug 22, 2010, at 12:09 AM

We have seen the blue birds do their share of antagonizing other birds, even us, when we get too close. Blue birds are the prettiest birds, I think, and to be commended for protecting their own, right!

-- Posted by memories on Sun, Aug 22, 2010, at 6:39 AM

You did it again, Dee! Another wonderful picture!

-- Posted by Leenda on Mon, Aug 23, 2010, at 2:02 PM

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