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I always know it is winter when the bluebirds return to my birdbath. Today they obliged.

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This is the male I saw. The two females were there earlier, but disappeared up into the trees, once I found the camera. I have to go looking for them the next few days.

The bluebirds never come to feeders, but water is a great attraction, particularly when it is cold and dry. This is their source, and they return every year. If you want bluebirds to visit you, just add water.

These pics below are from last year.

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winter csa week 4 and storm 009

Hoping to get many more this year.

About AnnieRie

Retired, I am following my dream of living in quiet west Howard County, a rural oasis, not far from the urban chaos, but just far enough. I love to cook, bake, garden, and travel. I volunteer at Howard County Conservancy. I lead nature hikes, manage programs and show children all the wonders of nature, and the agricultural connection to their food.

2 responses »

  1. duane st.clair

    I have seen bluebirds in our yard in the winter too but they never landed long enough to get a picture. Now I know I need to add a water source. There is just something about the beauty of these birds that is magical.

    • We would see them flying through before. Now that I have the thermostatically controlled water insert, and the bird bath doesn’t freeze, they tend to hang around.

      I was watching juncos yesterday take a bath in there. They really spend time here, because the water is always available. I have to keep it filled though.


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