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Eastern Bluebirds

Taking pictures of small birds in the wild is not easy.  They rarely sit still long enough for you to get focused and take the shot, which is probably why Eastern Bluebirds are one of my favorites.  Their innate curiosity causes them to sit on a branch watching while they determine if I am a threat or not, allowing me to get a few shots before they fly away.

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A very quiet bird, they often gather, unseen or unheard, in the trees around me, seeming to watch what I’m watching.

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Unfortunately, since they dine on insects, their presence means mosquito season is almost upon us.

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13 Responses to “Eastern Bluebirds”


  1. April 24, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    How beautiful! I love this 🙂

  2. 2 Randy Roberts
    April 24, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Thank you, I love the challenge of trying to shoot small birds.

  3. April 24, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    I love this bird even if I don’t know to have it here.

  4. 4 Randy Roberts
    April 24, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    I don’t know if Europe has an equivalent bird or not. They are not a city bird and generally can only be found in fields or woodlands away from cities. Thank you for the comment.

  5. April 24, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    beautiful photos randy, i have the same frustrations, those whizzing little birds, no time to focus! this is a very lovely bird, thank you, christine 🙂

  6. April 24, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Funny little chubby cute bird – great photos!

  7. 7 Randy Roberts
    April 25, 2012 at 4:27 am

    Thank you. They’re really not chubby. It’s been cold here lately, down around freezing in the mornings. The birds will puff up their feathers like that to keep warm.

  8. 8 Randy Roberts
    April 25, 2012 at 4:28 am

    You’re welcome and thank you for the compliment.

  9. April 27, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    oh what a cute bird!

  10. April 27, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Hi, I am a lousy bird photographer (too high up… ;)) but these are great!

  11. 11 Randy Roberts
    April 27, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Lousy photographer my eye. Your photos are awesome. Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the comment.

  12. 12 Randy Roberts
    April 27, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Yes they are, thanks for the comment.

  13. April 28, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Love the bluebirds! I have eastern bluebirds nesting out back. So sweet. ~ L


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