Runway Ready

Male Bluebirds (at least in my humble opinion!) are some of the most beautiful birds in the world.

The ones that frequent my backyard feeders have mastered the fine art of perfect picture posing.

The females are lovely too – though their magnificence is more muted.

I am grateful that these beauties don’t seem the least bit concerned with me or my camera. It’s like we have an unstated agreement, that as long as I keep putting out mealworms and Bark Butter, they’ll keep humoring me with photo opps!

Seriously though, wouldn’t you agree that these models are more than ready for the runway?!



About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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13 Responses to Runway Ready

  1. Mary says:

    They are beautiful. Not something we see where I live, but I can enjoy them via your photos. I especially like the 7th photo that you show. Thanks for sharing.

  2. jmcheney says:

    I do seriously agree, these elegant feathered friends are more than ready for your masterful close-ups. Thank you so much too for being ready & prepared to portray their beauty for all of us who may never be lucky enough for back yard visits.

  3. dawnkinster says:

    Absolutely! We have some that hang around here all winter. I usually see them during frigid weather when they stop at my heated birdbath. I get really bad pictures through the window but that’s about it. I see them again in the spring when they stop at my bird houses, though they never build there. It’s hard for me to get a good picture of them, so I really love yours! I’ve tried the mealworms, but they ignore them. The squirrels love the mealworms, but not the bluebird. What is the bird butter?

  4. de Wets Wild says:

    No denying it!

    Do the males keep their colourful plumage year-round, or do they don it only for the breeding season?

    Lovely photography too, Kathy!

    • carlos SP says:

      But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee;
      and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee:
      Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee:
      and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee.
      Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the Lord hath wrought this?
      In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.
      Job 12:7-10

  5. Anna Burgard says:

    Hello, Kathy! I appreciate your deep appreciation for the aviary around you! I saw a photo of a cedar waxwing at Fort Pulaski on your site; I’m a Tybee resident, working on a UGA project about the island…could you drop me a line at so I can ask about it? You can see my work at

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