The Little Nuthatch — eastern bluebird

A story of The Eastern Bluebird.

eastern bluebird

Eastern Bluebirds nest in birdhouses right outside the windows on my parents deck in the mountains of North Carolina. After several visits and seasons of watching the Bluebirds and reading up about them, I made a little set of paintings about them. Let's learn about the Eastern Bluebird!  

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North Carolina: little creatures.

eastern bluebird insects north carolina ruby-throated hummingbird

I had a great time in North Carolina this month. So many little creatures appear in the Summer, it's a treat to see them. ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ  

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North Carolina: backyard birds.

brown-headed nuthatch dark-eyed junco eastern bluebird north carolina tufted titmouse white-breasted nuthatch wild turkey

I always spend a lot of time watching the birds at my parents place in North Carolina. They have so much personality.      

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North Carolina Feeder Birds.

american goldfinch brown-headed cowbird eastern bluebird house finch mourning dove north carolina red-bellied woodpecker

Here are some photos I took during my week in North Carolina of the backyard birds. Lovey-dovey Doves mating. Brown-headed Cowbird. A couple frequented the feeder and this male would go to the top of tree and do his mating call and poof out all his feathers. House Finch. Goldfinches galore! At one point there were 10 at the same time. Red-bellied Woodpecker. Eastern Bluebird. There were two pairs feeding babies in nest boxes. Besides the birds I photographed, I also saw Carolina Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Wren, White-breasted Nuthatch, American Robin, Chipping Sparrow, Blue Jay, Northern Cardinal, Mockingbird, Indigo...

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North Carolina song birds.

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There is something about winter, where the leaves fall off the trees and suddenly you can pinpoint where the birds are when they are chirping! This is a thing that doesn't really happen in Florida, but in North Carolina it had me up every morning looking for birds in the trees! Just a few of the many song birds I saw... And who might have built this lovely nest?

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