Tuesday, February 9, 2010

the bluebird comes

The other day while walking, I noticed some bluebirds in a woodsy area close to my home. Of course, I wouldn't have my camera with me when I REALLY needed it so I made a mental note and a few days later I took another morning walk, but this time, I took my camera along.

And I'm so glad I did! The bluebirds were flourishing.


This little female bluebird was not bashful at all. She let me take photo after photo. Quite a camera ham, she is. How do I know she's a she? I don't really. It's hard to tell sometimes with bluebirds, but she's a little paler in color than the male below so I'm assuming.

"In the very spring,
Nay, in the bluster of March, or haply before
The bluebird comes, and a-wing,
or alight, seems evermore

For a song that is sweet and soft,
His footprints oft
Make fretwork along the snow
When the weather is bleak ablow,
When his hardihood by cold is pinched full sore."
~Richard Burton

Looks like Mrs. Bluebird is over my photo shoot and ready to fly away so I'll say bye now too and ask you to take a look at other interesting outdoor posts over at

21 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

Marsha~~~

These are the neatest pictures!! I love the colors and the fierce little faces on these precious birds. How lucky you were to find them!

xoxo
Janie

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Love the pictures. Lots of Blue Jays, but I don't know that I have ever seen a Bluebird around here.
Don't know why.
How much snow did you get? Stay warm.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Marsha, what a wonderful post! Your little birdie friend put on quite a show for all of us! I just love it. It is snowing here- we are expecting 18 inches, so your beautiful pictures are so welcomed!
Yvonne

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

What beautiful pictures of the bluebirds. Thanks for sharing. Love & blessings from NC!

kim said...

I love the photos of the blue birds. We get then here, too, but haven't seen them yet. I love the close ups you took.

Ms. Bake-it said...

What a great post! I love blue birds - they are one of my favorite birds. So glad you remembered to take your camera with you on you walk.

~ Tracy

Debbie said...

They where so cute!!! Great photo's!

Cottage Sisters said...

Great pictures! They are such cute little chubby looking birds! Have a great Day! Denise

Cindy said...

Thank you for the pictures! I've never seen a bluebird! And I understand that they are here. I'll keep trying to attract them.

Really Rainey said...

Lovely story to go with the incredible photos!
Did you use a tripod?
~Rainey~

Love Bears All Things said...

You're right. The female is a duller blue, sometimes almost brown. The Male is bright. How lucky you are to get these photos. Have you ever heard of the magazine: Birds N Blooms? They print photos such as yours.
We have Bluebirds here on our property. We watch them build nests in the Spring in the nesting boxes on the back fence. This winter, they've come to our feeder to eat the suet.
Mama Bear

Pat@BPM said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

eileeninmd said...

Awesome photo, I love the bluebirds. They are so pretty.

Stine in Ontario said...

I always thought bluebirds were such shy birds...but maybe that's only here when they are raising families. Your photos are wonderful.

Snappy Di said...

We seem to have a lot of bluebirds around. They are the sweetest birds and easy on the eyes too.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal
(lovely photos!!)

Marsha said...

What beautiful little birds, I am so thankful you took your camera along! We never see them around here so it is always a special treat when another blogger highlights them, thank you for sharing!

Maureen said...

Oh Marsha! How beautiful!!! I just adore your photography skills; your pics are absolutely gorgeous! Those birds are REALLY blue. Thank you for making me smile today!

Helena said...

I don't think I've ever seen a real bluebird before. They're beautiful!

Queenmothermamaw said...

Love those photos. You are able to get such good sharp photos. I cannot get close enough and with all the snow I care to be walking around in the deep part. We do have bluebirds here and I will need to keep practicing with my camera. I know it has the capacity to get close ups.
QMM

My Slice of Heaven said...

What precious pictures! Anita

Nancy said...

I think these are some of the MOST beautiful bird photos I have ever seen! Breathtaking! I saw that you do some painting (tulip in your dining room)...these would be wonderful to paint! You should go for it! I love this theme of Outdoor Wednesday!