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Eastern Bluebirds

This is a discussion on Eastern Bluebirds within the Animals (mammals, birds, insects etc.) forums, part of the Show your photo (Color) - Landscape & Nature (flowers, mountains, storms etc.) category; 2 years ago I decided I was going to make a bluebird box and see what happens. My wife told ...

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    2 years ago I decided I was going to make a bluebird box and see what happens. My wife told me it was a waste of time because we never see bluebirds in our area. Well, sure enough that spring we had bluebirds that moved in and they ended up having 2 successful broods. I thoroughly enjoyed photographing their progression, especially as the parents would bring the fledglings to the feeder. I was disappointed last year when we didn't have any bluebirds that took up residency in the boxes. Well, this year I was thrilled when they returned! The chicks just fledged a couple of days ago and the adults have taken them into the wooded area for a few weeks.
    I thought I would share a few of my favorite pics from the years so far.
    All taken with the Canon 6D + 400mm F/5.6L












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    Really nice shots again Mike. I can see how they get their name (they do look like they are from the east )
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    Great set! They are so pretty! Photo 3, I think he is saying, "Hey Human! Look at me on this red gerbera! Is this an awesome pose or what! Did you get me on the red poppy earlier?"

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    wonderful as usual- really love the rain in shot 1
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    Great shots Mike glad your bluebirds came back I've put a few miles on the SUV trying to find some

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    Thanks a lot everyone, I appreciate the comments and feedback. RB, you are welcome to come here any get some bluebird shots. It maybe a bit of a drive but you are guaranteed pics.

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    How do you pick a favourite out of those beauties? I simply can't. I do love the rain you've caught in the first shot though... seems to really add an element of 'wild' to the shot. Great focus in all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Bons View Post
    Thanks a lot everyone, I appreciate the comments and feedback. RB, you are welcome to come here any get some bluebird shots. It maybe a bit of a drive but you are guaranteed pics.
    Mike I'd love to get there but this year is so dam busy on weekends the drive would be a piece of cake everyday I drive Ajax to Oakville then Mississauga Brampton sometimes back to Oakville sometimes to Hamilton or Waterloo then theres Vaughn downtown Toronto etc
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    Thanks so much for the comments everyone, really appreciated!

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