Who is the one hanging around?

Who is the one hanging around?

A fun little tidbit of information about Eastern Bluebirds. Bluebirds will have multiple broods in a season. Interestingly though, after the first brood fledges, they hang around learning more about surviving outside of the nest. They will remain in the area and typically cared for by the male while the female will build a second nest and start laying the second set of eggs. They can do this for 3 broods in a year often. During the winter the young will often stay with the adults and they will all gather in a large cavity in a tree or nest box to keep warm at night. It won’t be until the spring when the adults will encourage them to finally move on.

Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D-800, Aperture Priority, f6.3, +1 stop of exposure compensation, ISO 400, resulting in a shutter speed of 1/100th of a second, Vanguard Abeo Plus tripod and Wimberley head, processed in Lightroom 5.

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2 Responses to “Who is the one hanging around?”

  1. Great picture of the whole family. I get them nesting in my yard too. They have been coming around to claim the box and will start building next month. It iso wonderful to have them around.

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