The Eastern Bluebird and the Blue Jay are two year round residents in my backyard, though they show up more often in the winter months to take advantage of the fast free food.
Always a fan favorite, the Bluebird (especially the male) boasts a blue that is breathtaking in its beauty.
These guys are prolific mealworm munchers, but also eat their fair share of Bark Butter – especially once they have little mouths to feed.
The female’s blues are more subdued, but she is still quite lovely.
I am hoping they will have a brood of babies to bring to the feeders in a few months, but for now, I’ll keep enjoying the company of these adults.
Blue Jays are double the size of Bluebirds and are often thought to be brash and abrasive.
Despite their bullyish reputation, I find them to do more squawking than squabbling. Perhaps that’s because there is such a plentiful food supply that there is not much need to fuss and fight.
These guys LOVE peanuts and will search them out wherever I hide them.
It is always fascinating to watch how many they can pack away in one sitting.
How about one final up-close and personal shot?
I am grateful for my backyard blues!