Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Male Eastern Bluebird








165 comments:

georgettesullins said...

Beautiful blue and rusty brown bird found him a swimming hole!

Jacquelineand.... said...

Such a beautiful wee guy; I love the shot where he's gone face-first into the water.

Arija said...

A fairytale bird, the breast of a robin and the blue of the sky. He seems to be taken with you. I wonder, if you kissed him, what would he turn into???

Pom Pom said...

How delightful! He's so bright! I love his dunk in the bird bath.

Revrunner said...

He either took a joyful plunge or else tripped.

Rain said...

He's gorgeous ! Love his swimming into the morning!! Warming up a little here! But not for a dip yet!!
Rain

Terri said...

Dunkin' baby! He's so pretty.

Andee said...

A blue bird!!! So exciting.I have yet to see one.

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Good Morning Tex! He is beautifully handsome taking his bath!

Primitive Stars said...

Oh my, beautiful pictures of the pretty Bluebird bathing, lovely, Francine.

Dicky Bird said...

I love bluebirds! I never hardly see them by me. I must too many other birds that use the bird house (made for bluebirds) and around my feeder.

Brk Trt said...

That's one special creation.

Maple Lane said...

So beautiful. I love the next to the last shot.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I l.o.v.e. the bluebirds... they are one of my favorite things about playing golf... they are ALWAYS on golf courses... the meadow bordering the woods... ;) blessings ~ tanna

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Such a pretty boy! Great pics:@)

Jeevan said...

Excellent shots on the bluebird in bath! Fascinating blue

eViL pOp TaRt said...

They don't make them handsomer than bluebirds.

Kate said...

That bird REALLY is blue...so beautiful.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

What nice takes and oh so beautiful blue with the other color. We do not have these where I live. Such a treat for me to slide up your blog this morning..

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Beaautiful little blue bird!!
Nice and clean blue bird!!
This reminds me-- my blue bird box fell - I need to put it back up in the tree.

Karen said...

My favorite bird! Thankfully we have many around here, I just love them. Only wish they would land on birdfeeders, but it's not their choice of feeding.

Deb said...

Handsome fellow....

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love bluebirds. ( :

Buttons said...

Morning Tex I love Bluebirds I a watching them lined up on the fence outside my window this morning I love that. I have to get a birdbath and see them take a swim like yours. Awesome shots. Love the one where he dives right in. Hug B

Amy Burzese said...

I love watching them in the bird bath. Great!

Beth said...

What a beautiful bird!!

JM said...

What a gorgeous little bird!

Molly The Wally said...

That is just a striking blue plumage he has. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

Magnolia Tea said...

My favorite bird! Lovely pictures, and the rustic bath is a perfect contrast to that gorgeous bluebird.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This is a handsome bird. Great pictures to start my day. Thanks!

DJan said...

I've never seen them around here, but that could be because we are in the West! Such a pretty bird, and he seems to be enjoying himself very much. :-)

Nancy Claeys {dot} Com said...

I'm so jealous! xo

Brian King said...

Awesome! I haven't seen a bluebird in so long it's pathetic. I used to see them all the time. I think they've got a lot of competition from starlings and house sparrows.

Sandra said...

stunning blue he is. so why is he an Eastern blue bird if he is there in the West as in Texas, or not called the Texas bluebird. LOL.... what ever he is called he is brilliant and beautiful.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

He is so pretty! And getting himself a good bath. How fun! Wonderful photos.

Jan n Jer said...

Love blue birds...had some nest last year...laid one egg..but abandoned it. This year the sparrows took over the box again...

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

That's a lovely shade of blue. Nice to see him keeping it clean!

Cranberry Morning said...

You probably can imagine the cheer those photos bring to my heart! I love the eastern bluebird. One year we had close to a dozen of them sitting on/near our board fence. It was fall and I think they were gathering to migrate south. They are the most beautiful little birds!

Randy said...

Wow, what amazing color.

nic.b van es said...

wat een mooie vogel hij kwam speciaal even een badje nemen.

Karen S. said...

Oh he's lovely. His first photo appears he's reflecting, either more water please, or are you seriously going to snap my entire breakfast and bath? No privacy for me at all? :)

Linda said...

Oh, aren't they gorgeous?! Great set of images.

grammie g said...

Hi Teresa... My very favorite bird..no kidding!! If I was asked that question this is the answer!!
I hear on singing outside right
now : )!
Fabulous catch!!
Grace

Julia said...

Oh, what a cute little visitor. I wish that we had blue birds in our area. They are so beautiful.
Hugs,
JB

edenhills said...

Beautiful! Looks like he's really enjoying that bath.

MTWaggin said...

I love the two colors on the Eastern bluebirds where our mountain bluebirds are blue with maybe some gray. Nice shots T!

Rural Revival said...

Gotta love a bird that loves life enough to just dunk himself in. :)

MarkD60 said...

Some of your best shots!

joeh said...

Love them! Not around here very much as housing has taken away their habitat.

They are making a bit of a comeback where people put up special housing just for the blue birds.

islandwonder said...

Oh my! That is just too cute.

Farm Girl said...

Great shots, I love how you caught the water droplets.

Kerri said...

Bath time! LOVE it!

Tombstone Livestock said...

I too love the dunk shot, last photo looks like he is saying "little privacy here please" LOL.

Jo's World said...

Beauty of a bird! Did he do a wing flapping bath after his dunk?

I have only seen a couple of these, in the feathers, but its a joy everytime.

You are so lucky to have so many different bird visitors!

Jo

Paula Fraker said...

Ooooh~ what a handsome fellow! (Even when wet! *giggle*)

Small City Scenes said...

Did he fall in or did you push him. Neat shots. MB

bailey-road.com said...

Such a sweet little bird! Beautiful shots.

Sylvia K said...

Colorful, handsome little bugger, isn't he?

Łucja-Maria said...

But it's a beautiful blue bird!
I am delighted with it.
Wonderful pictures.
I send greetings.
Lucia

dinascitywildlife.com said...

Nice catch! I rarely see this bird. You have him in your backyard!

Sally Crowe said...

If we have those around here, I haven't see it. Very pretty!! :)

xoxo

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

They have the most beautiful blue color. I captured a distance photo of one sitting on a wire this week. And another one a few months ago. But they are always just a little too far away:-/

Karen said...

Looks like he did a nose dive! Great shots!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

He is so pretty. Fun to see him taking his morning bath. I never see blue birds here.

Cherrie said...

A very pretty bird. I mostly see sparrows and doves at my house

John's Island said...

Hi Tex, So cool and refreshing. Neat photos! John

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

He's very majestic. I don't think they come this far north, I don't recall seeing them.

Leovi said...

I love this beautiful photo sequence Male Eastern Bluebird in his daily bath!

urokiswiata said...

Beautiful birds.

SweetMarie said...

So funny! He took a nose dive! I love the third photo where his head is tilted. It reminds me of Roxy when I ask her if she wants to go on a ride. lol

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a handsome bird!

andy said...

What great color with this one ! Have a wonderful day

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Look at that sweet face and such beautiful vivid colors. He is adorable.

holdingmoments said...

What a handsome bird.

barbara l. hale said...

Oh, lucky you! To have a bluebird on the birdbath would be a thrill! Terrific series.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
One of my favorite birds! Your bath reflects its color even better.
Hugs,
Mariette

Larry Ostby said...

Love the total face plant into the water. They are all terrific shots T. Bluebirds are one of my favorites.

Robin Lamb said...

T, wonderful! How lucky for you the see a Bluebird!
When I was a boy we had a nest in our yard that we watched all summer long. Haven't seen one since!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love these! Bluebirds are my favorite birds. I love that shot where it looks like he fell into the water!

DeniseinVA said...

Such a beautiful bird. Lovely pictures!

eileeninmd said...

One of my all time favorite birds. Beautiful shots, Tex!

Flat Creek Farm said...

Gorgeous! our show-me state bird! I've been waiting to capture some BB's bathing. Waiting.. tick, tick, tick.. lol. These are simply beautiful, as always! -Tammy

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

They are such pretty birds. We have a nest with 7 eggs on our back porch right now.

EG CameraGirl said...

One of my faves!

RedPat said...

I've only ever had a fleeting glance of one so these pics are wonderful to see. Birds seem to get such joy from a bath!

Margie said...

Isn't he something!! Great captures T!

Patty Woodland said...

He does not have his happy face on there. heh
They are the first bird of spring for me up here.

Cloudia said...

I grew up back east and never seen that magnificent bird!,

Aloha

Nette Cecilia said...

Oh ,what a lovley colour o that bird (i love blue) your photos is lovley too ,Nette

ReltiH said...

MUY HERMOSO!!!!!
UN ABRAZO

Bob Bushell said...

'Blue controller', he is beautiful

Our Neck of the Woods said...

What a cutie! I love the shot of him kicking up the water. So neat!

Rajesh said...

Very cute bird. It is having great time.

Ms. A said...

So glad you post these amazing photos, since I don't see half these things in my real life! Love that upper body dunk!

HansHB said...

Great Pictures of a lovely bird!
Well done!

Maggid said...

Oooooh - Bluebird is the State Bird here - I've only see one - ever -
This is exciting.
Thanks.
-g-

Midmarsh John said...

A true bobby dazzler.

Stephanie said...

Wow! The blue stands out, gorgeous color.

Barb said...

You take the best birdbath photos! Love the dunking one. Why do bluebirds always look disgruntled?

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Love the contrast of the rust color of his breast and his blue back! So pretty!

NatureFootstep said...

o dear, the bird is diving in. :) So cool, wonder if he can swim?

Inger said...

The blue on that bird is gorgeous. Probably even better after he got cleaned up.

Karen said...

Pretty bird, they love bird baths, our birds sneak in when Ben's in the house.

Kerry said...

A bluebird at your bird bath!! How lucky is that? What a nosedive.

Neil said...

Beautiful series

Andrew Fulton said...

Lovely little birds to see...

HOOTIN ANNI said...

He's so handsome!!!! [loved the image where he's dunking his head completely under the water in the bath]

DIMI said...

Such a beautiful bird!!Great captures Tex!Have a lovely week!
Dimi..

Ken Schneider said...

You really captured the vibrant colors of the bluebird. Nice squirrel action too!

Frank said...

What a handsome chap.

Marissa said...

OH WOW!!
I am loving this migrating season so much... I am seeing birds from all over..
beautiful picture.

Carole M. said...

another 'beauty' of a bird

Modesto Viegas said...

Good capture!

Susan said...

What a pretty bird. I just love when they take baths. So darn cute!

Stephen Hayes said...

I wish I could bathe in public with such wanton abandon.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

We almost lost our population of them around here in southwestern Missouri a few years back. I think they are doing better now, though.

prairiebirder said...

Beautiful photos, Theresa, I love Eastern Bluebirds!

parker said...

Nice! Always enjoy when I spot a bluebird while out camping.

Bruce Clark said...

Love the colors of these birds. We have a nesting pair in our backyard.

Red said...

Good series of shots showing a vigorous bath.

Candy C. said...

He sure is a good lookin' little guy! Love that shot with his head under the water! :)

She Who Carries Camera said...

He looks like he'd have preferred his privacy! ;-)

Montanagirl said...

I haven't seen a Bluebird in forever. Great shots!

troutbirder said...

Wonderful series. We're still waiting for our bluebird nesters to show up. Maybe they heard we had snow recently....

Lisa Sall - Sall's Country Life said...

That's my motto...Just, dive right in!!

Esther Joy said...

Your photos are fabulous! I did one on bluebirds this time, but took them through my window, and they are not nearly as beautifully clear as yours!

Rose said...

Aren't they just the most beautiful shade of blue!!! My mom always had a pair that nested in her back yard.

Michelle said...

How sweet! I also love the vibrant colors in this shot!

Rebecca said...

Perfect photos of one of my favorite birds!

sharon said...

O my word! What a beautiful bird. Love the blues on the wings.

Paula said...

He was making sure he got water everywhere. A beautiful bird.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, Oh so sweet! Bluebirds are just the greatest! Excellent pictures. Have a super nice Wed. tomorrow!

Nora at Island Rambles said...

The series is excellent, love the nose dive into the water. Such a beautiful bird.

Judy said...

Hubby spied a bluebird today, and we've got the Baltimore Orioles back :)
Great series!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

I think the little bird hesitated just a little bit.

Deanna said...

Those are the prettiest birds with their beautiful blue. Love the "whole head in the water" shot!!

Crissi said...

Cute bird, wonderful color!
Nice day
Crissi

Indrani said...

Lovely captures.

Faye said...

Such beautiful coloring together--jewel blue and rich rust. Seems like such a calm bird to stay around long enough for you to get all these great poses--or maybe you just have a pretty fine birdbath, TWG?

Hanne Bente said...

Beautiful picture series shows you a beautiful bird :)

Kris Beskidzki said...

handsome man. :)

Pat Tillett said...

He's a beauty and so are your photos! I can't believe all the different beautiful birds that have stopped by that bird bath...

Digi-Irma said...

Great photos of this blue bird.
This species is not in Netherlands.
Best wishes, Irma

Elaine said...

Pretty fellow! Love the dive into the pool. Your furry hummingbird in the last photo is too cute!

Une Angevine said...

j'adore le fond car on dirait une pluie de couleur verte

Stewart M said...

Cracking picture! I'm birdsscaping my garden - but cant find a place to put the bird bath that has good photographic angles!! But I have to keep telling myself that its meant to be about the birds!

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW

Stewart M - Melbourne

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa,
What a lovely Eastern Bluebird; beautiful blue, isn't she/he ♡♡♡   
I happened to go your 'JULY 16 2011' post of Eastern Bluebird from 'you might also like'. Your description 'electric blue in the sunshine' there is wonderful and I always find your birds facing YOU, amazing ♬♬♬

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan to my American photographer friend, xoxo Miyako*

Gary said...

Love that second shot!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Daryl said...

such a pretty boy

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

So beautifully captured! I do miss seeing the Eastern Bluebirds in our yard back in Virginia (but I don't miss the humid summers).

Debby@Just Breathe said...

He is gorgeous! Just look at his colors....

McGuffy Ann said...

We don't get to see these too often, unfortunately. Beautiful series! Thanks!

Michaele said...

Now that is a true royal blue!

Wally Jones said...

These are really beautiful birds. We've been enjoying watching them pair up and hope to soon see little ones.

de engineur said...

ahh, what a refreshing dip during a sunny morning

Lynne said...

Strikingly BRILLANT color . . . oh how I would love to see one here!

Genie Robinson said...

Now, that's the way to take a bird bath. Hope he didn't bump his head on the bottom. All of the captures are so fine. You are just so good, my friend, genie

Chris Rohrer said...

i have yet to see that bird here!!! I kept missing them!

Jeanne said...

Looks a little grumpy...

Margaret said...

Love me a sweet blue bird! I have a few that live on the edge of my woods.

pattisjarrett said...

Oh yeah! Face plant. Love it!

Betty Manousos said...

he's soo gorgeous!!
look at him!

Liz said...

Terrific shots, T!! What a gorgeous bird. I love the colour contrasts!

bon bon said...

they are lovely. my folks put up houses for them but my neighborhood is a little too populated for them to come around.

Helma said...

Ohhhhhhhh ...... what a beautiful bird!! Here I am quite a bit jealous though. Really beautiful to see and that he takes a bath :-)

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