Jun 06 2013

It’s Bluebird Season

Published by at 7:37 PM under Birds,Bluebird,Wildlife

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This little gal came into the parking area just as I was leaving this site. There is a nest box about a hundred yards away. This site is located in the mountains along the road to Sagehen reservoir in Gem county. The bluebirds seem tolerant of the human activity here. I often use this site to pull over and have lunch while on a birding field trip with outdoor people. On one such trip with about seven cars and twenty people a pair of bluebirds came in flitted about and perched on the parked vehicles while we watched. On another occasion when I returned to my car after checking the nest box I discovered a female Western Bluebird inside. She had entered through a single open window and was trapped inside when I approached. She escaped when I went around to the other side of the car. Over the course of some 34 years of checking bluebird nest boxes I’ve experienced many heart warming encounters with these lovely birds. I would encourage everyone to get acquainted with these friendly little birds of blue.

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  1. Mia McPhersonon 13 Jul 2013 at 9:06 AM

    Hi Al, I learned about you through Neil Paprocki when we spoke about the film “Bluebird Man”. You are an inspiration and your 35 years of monitoring bluebirds is a terrific legacy!


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