THE WESTERN BLUEBIRD

WESTERN BLUEBIRD
WESTERN BLUEBIRD
WESTERN BLUEBIRD
WESTERN BLUEBIRD

Western bluebirds are small members of the thrush family. Distinguishing features are bright blue on the head and throat and orange on the breast and sides. The males are vibrant while the females and immature are more dull in color. These bluebirds can be found in open fields, or woodlands edges that are coniferous or deciduous. Western bluebirds are generally in the Western United States. They nest in holes of trees and rely on woodpeckers to make the holes, as their beaks are too small. They are social birds and can be found in small flocks. They will generally eat insects or berries. Western bluebirds are small, weighing only about an ounce, they can live on about 15 calories a day.

I see these birds regularly in my area, always with other western bluebirds. Sometimes in fields perching on common mullein or in deciduous trees by ponds.

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