Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Bluebird on a stick

Eastern Bluebird, Charles River Peninsula, Needham, MA

Today's bluebird check yielded two boxes out of nine in use.

I don't see any trash in these nests yet (and I'm no longer hearing/seeing sparrow activity), so I'm thinking genuine bluebird nests. Time will tell. A couple were checking out box 9 but so far nothing started.

This fellow (his partner flew off when I approached) was sitting on the end of a stalk getting blown around in the wind. I was able to get close enough for a few shots from different angles and lighting conditions.

And, finally, what would a spring visit to the riverside be without turtles? Though, I'll admit I wasn't expecting THIS many turtles.

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