Bluebirds, while quite conspicuous with their nesting habits, must be more secretive in their ongoing daily affairs than other backyard birds. They are fruit and insect eaters, so, as expected, they don't come to the feeder like their yardmate chickadees, wrens, cardinals, mourning doves, tufted titmice, house finches, goldfinches, even woodpeckers. Still, I see other insect and fruit lovers in the yard often, like robins, towhees, bluejays, brown thrashers, mockingbirds---but never bluebirds, unless nesting in the box.
Their mystique only adds to their charm.
In the meantime, I'm enjoying the Housefinch Gutterboys and the other new families all around. Tis the season for fledglings. So comical to watch. dkm
|Housefinch and mourning doves|
|Goldfinch (through glass)|