Saturday, March 6, 2010

Bluebirds at Dawn

Eastern Bluebirds, Charles River Peninsula, Needham, MA

This couple was very approachable this morning. They seem to have their nesting box staked out (that spot is a favorite of the tree swallows, I regret to say; we'll see if the bluebirds can hold onto it).

Birdsong recordings around dawn:
1) Bluebirds (a little better than the video, no airplane overhead)
2) Cardinal and song sparrow (can you hear the white-throated sparrow?)
3) Downy woodpecker and Canada geese, plus red-winged blackbird

Some interesting flicker interaction. I'm assuming a male in hot pursuit of a somewhat cooler female. Yellow shafts shining in the dawn sun (seen, if not cleanly photographed...)

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