Western Bluebirds at the Spa
Cody Polansky shot this photo in Lake Arrowhead, California on November 18, 2007 with a Sony DSC H9 15x zoom on his back deck. The flock of
Western Bluebirds arrived a few weeks ago, and visits the bird bath about once an hour for a drink. He had two adults and six fledglings last nesting season, so maybe they brought their friends back.
The bird bath is a
Kozybird Spa with deck rail mount. Cody (who runs a plumbing business) ran the drip tube himself with soft copper. (Posted 11/19/2007)
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Pictures of bluebirds and other cavity nesters
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Tips for photographing cavity nesters
June 11, 2006 - Great Crested Flycatcher
June 19, 2006 - Snake Lick
June 26, 2006 - House Finch Nest
July 3, 2006 - Tree Swallow in Flight
July 17, 2006 - Bluebird Battle
July 24, 2006 - Bear Attack
August 1, 2006 - Neglected Nestboxes (House Sparrow nests)
August 14, 2006 - Threesome (Bluebird Babes)
August 28, 2006 - Peering (flicker)
January 2007 - New Hill Trail (Sialis)
February 12 2007 - Sharp-shinned? Hawk feeding on dead starling
February 19, 2007 - Joe's Cafe (Suet/Mealworm Feeder)
March 25, 2007 - Sunflower Eater
February 2007 - Snags & Suet (Pileated Woodpeckers)
May 2007 - Birdcam Shots and Birdcam Photo Album
May 12, 2007 - Carolina Wren nest in a boot May 25, 2007 -
Batman Bird (Tree Swallows) June 2007 -
Bluebird nest of cattails, one with leaves, and a TRES nest with maple seeds
June 20, 2007 - Nine Egger (Tree Swallow nest)
June 27, 2007 - Black-capped Chickadees (funny and serious photos)
July 7, 2007 - Anting and Sunbathing
Red-shouldered Hawk perching on nestbox
November 18, 2007 - Western Bluebirds at the Spa March 15, 2008 -
Under Construction - Eastern Bluebirds Building a Nest
April 9, 2008 - Bluebird Battle in PA
April 10, 2008 - Mouse Surprise
April 15, 2008 - Bluebird News (nest in paper box)
April 23, 2008 - My personal nightmare
April 25, 2008 - Brave White-breasted Nuthatch
April, 2008 - How an egg hatches
May 3, 2008 - Newborn Blue (baby hatching)
May 3, 2008 - Brave Blue (female on nest)
May 14, 2008 - House Wren Havoc (eggs pecked)
May 25, 2008 - House Wren Takeover (of nest, more pecked eggs)
May 29, 2008 - Take Your Pick (parents feeding fledgling)
June 10, 2008 - That Look Belongs in a Holster (female MOBL)
August 23, 2008 - Cat on Nestbox
September 28, 2008 - HOSP on the House
October 10, 2008 - Cuddling nestlings (taken in summer time)
October 27, 2008 - HOSP in flight
October, 2008 - Possible double and dwarf egg in one nest
December 16, 2008 - The Next Generation (children building boxes)
January 22, 2009 - Blue with Cold January 28, 2009 -
Prothonotary Warbler on a camper | Nest building PROW | PROW nesting in tree cavity
May, 2009 - To Kill a Mockingbird (Snake eating mockingbird - may be disturbing)
May 21, 2009 - Should I Stay or Should I Go Now? (Titmouse nestling in box)
May 25, 2009 - Which of these is not like the others? (Cowbird egg)
May 23, 2009 - The Honeypot at the end of the rainbow (bumblebee nest)
June 20, 2009 - House Wren nest decorated with Western Bluebird feathers
June 20, 2009 - Wonderful WEBLS of WA
June 20, 2009 - Bluebirds of Bickleton
July 12, 2009 - Hairy Shrimp (newborn bluebirds)
July 2009 - Diet (bluebird with earthworm in beak)
July 2009 - Bluebirds nesting outside of cavity
July 19, 2009 - HOSP on Holiday
July 20, 2009 - Pink bluebird eggs
August 2, 2009 - Pinkies (baby mice)
August 2, 2009 - En garde (male bluebird in box)
September 29, 2009 - 1917 instructions for bird house construction
I forget when - Rainbox
April 11, 2010 - nuthatch bark
April 12, 2010 - My first white egg
April 12, 2009 - TUTI nest by Keith Kridler
May 2010 - TUTI newborns
May 2010 - Christmas Chickadee
May 2010 - Bluebird and Chickadee eggs in the same nest
June 2012 - Paparazzi
April 2013 - Under Construction - Titmouse nestbuilding
July 2013 - Pink Bluebird Eggs
July 2014 - Cowbird egg in Eastern Bluebird nest
July 2014 - Newborn HOSP
July 2015: Patience Pays (Male Eastern Bluebird)
A bluebird, famous for the scrap of sky- George Bradley, "
Borne on his back - an indigo so bright
That just a glimpse of his distinctive flight,
All swoop and flurry, captivates the eye ...
New Yorker" Mar. 19, 2001
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