Near Box 62A

On the fence line near box 62A a Female Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides) was taking a break from tending to her nest. Looks like she has been banded for study. Bluebirds populations while recovering are still threatened by loss of habitat and competition from introduced species such as the House Sparrow and European Starling both of which compete for nest boxes as well as natural nesting sites.

23 thoughts on “Near Box 62A

  1. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature

    Lovely shot, Mike!
    We used to have at least 4 nesting pairs of bluebirds. Now we are lucky to have one. I really love them. Thanks for starting my morning with one!

    1. HI and yes she is a wonderful looking bird. She was happy to pose for a second but then bee-lined it back to the nest box to continue her motherly chores. The kids we hungry.

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