Eastern Bluebird

1/80s at f8, ISO:200, Canon Mark II 1Ds, w/ 600mm 2x converter

The Eastern Bluebird is a medium-sized thrush found in open woodlands, farmlands and orchards. Bluebirds feed by perching on a high point, such as a branch or fence post, and swooping down to catch insects on or near the ground. They nest in tree cavities or man-made nesting houses. A clutch of eggs can be between 3 to 6. Incubation time is between 12 to 14 days and usually they fledge after 15 to 20 days. The availability of a winter food source will often determine whether or not a bird will migrate. If bluebirds do remain in a region for the winter, they will group and seek cover in heavy thickets, orchards, or other areas in which adequate food and cover resources are available.
Medicine Creek, NE