The Bluebirds are back…

Eastern Bluebird: Kennebunk, Maine, USA — After our Bluebirds fledged their second brood (a single chick), they disappeared, as they always do, for late summer and early fall. I have no idea where they go. But, as of Sunday, they are back. This is early. We generally don’t see them until December. We have one male, a female, and an immature coming in for mealworms, and I am assuming that they are “our” bluebirds from the summer. If the past is any indication, they may stay at least through early winter, and perhaps all winter. They might disappear briefly in the early spring before breeding season, but I hope to see the male and female back for another year. They have been with us at least 3 years now. They have yet to nest in our yard…though we have a box out, but they nest close by. This bird is displaying the typical Bluebird intensity. They might be called the “bluebirds of happiness” but anyone who has observed Bluebirds for any time knows that life is a serious business for them. 🙂 Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Polarr and Apple Photos. ISO 500 @ f4 @ 1/500th.

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