Well, not quite my shoulder, but at least on my screen feeder!
(a little reference to the oldie-but-goodie song from Song of the South, Zip-a-dee-doo-dah!)
This has been the most unbelievable experience...
... having bluebirds visit our yard on a daily basis for the past couple of weeks.
As I said, we've lived here for 33 years and have never had a bluebird in our yard until now!
Sometimes there is just one...
... sometimes two...
... and sometimes a whole flock!
Up until the past few days the weather has been much colder than normal...
... and we're going to be returning to the frigid temperatures tomorrow...
... so I always make sure the suet feeders and screen feeder are filled with all their favorites.
One lone Junco on the right has joined the 4 males and 1 female at the feeder.
Here's a little male who decided to drop down to see what was on the menu for the day...
Looks like a mix of suet, seed, and some mealworms. "Yummy," he says.
(dry brush filter)
(colored pencil filter)
When the bluebirds aren't at the screen feeder, they're feasting on mealworms that I sprinkle into some of my planters and such on the deck.
Here you can see a bluebird eating mealworms out on the patio table (which will require an extra-good scrubbing before we use it this year!).
I seem to catch a lot of birds coming in for landings lately. Here's Mr. Bluebird flying in
to join Mrs. Bluebird for lunch.
After he landed Mrs. Bluebird looked straight at me and (telepathically) said,
"I don't know why it's women who have such a reputation for being late."
I don't either, Mrs. BB. I don't either.
While Mr. & Mrs. BB went to town chowing down in the background, another handsome fellow decided to have lunch on the blue pot, where I'd also sprinkled some mealworms.
Another popular dining location for the bluebirds is my old planter on the deck.
The saucers hold a good amount of mealworms.
We've hung up two bluebird houses in the yard and I'll share pix of those in a future post. Nobody has started moving in yet, but I have seen some bluebirds checking them out so I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
Wishing you all some little bluebird visitors! It's a magical experience!
I'm joining Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show & Tell Friday this week.
Have a wonderful week, everyone!