Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird
 As winter sets in here in the north the world seems to lose much of its color. The green leaves are gone from the trees, soon the ground will be covered with white and the skies are most often gray. Flowers and butterflies are long gone and many of the birds that remain in Minnesota during the winter are brown or shades of gray. Last year we were lucky, as it seems a few hardy eastern bluebirds decided not to migrate south. Instead they over wintered in southern Minnesota. Their bright blue color has sure helped to brighten up the bleak season. Of course last year we did not have much snow at all and the birding was pretty messed up. So if things go back to normal this winter we may have a few months to wait for the color to return to the frozen north.

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6 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

I wonder how far they'll migrate this year. A few stayed on the north side of Lake Erie last year. I can't believe they stayed in Canada...but some did. :)

Dave said...

A stunning bird, no matter how many times I see images of these fella they always appeal to me. Yours is a super image

Island Rambles Blog said...

we are trying to reintroduce the Blue Bird to our Island and have been somewhat successful but in the early stages. Beauty photo, how you get so close up Eco.

Pam :) said...

What a little stunner you captured, EB.
I would love to spot and capture a Blue Bird as beautiful as yours.

Crafty Gardener said...

Lovely birds, they are around here but we don't see them in the garden

mick said...

Beautiful color on the bluebird. Great photo.