Eastern Bluebird – 5/2/18

Observer: Deb Radovsky

Observation Date: 5/2/18

Observation Time: 6:30 a.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary (Wood Thrush Trail)

Common Name: Eastern Bluebird

Scientific Name: Sialia sialis

Comments: You can find Eastern Bluebirds in open country with patchy vegetation and large trees or nest boxes. Meadows, old fields, and golf courses are good places. Bluebirds typically sit in the open on power lines or along fences, with an alert, vertical posture. When they drop to the ground after an insect, they make a show of it, with fluttering wings and a fairly slow approach, followed by a quick return to the perch.

More Information: All About Birds