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How To Attract Eastern Bluebirds To Your Gardens

Updated on November 29, 2016
Attracting Eastern Bluebirds
Attracting Eastern Bluebirds | Source

Creating A Bird-Friendly Backyard For Bluebirds

Bluebirds are part-time residents in our garden, arriving in late winter and staying through early summer. They can choose from several birdhouses to raise a family.

Eastern bluebirds inhabit open spaces in rural areas, and they are often found near fields, pastures and in open areas at the edge of woodlands. Bluebirds can be enticed to visit gardens that cater to their basic needs while providing an environment to make them feel safe and secure. Though we live in a wooded area, eastern bluebirds are frequent visitors to our yard and have taken up residence in several specially designed bluebird birdhouses placed strategically around the property.

Eastern bluebirds were once common throughout their range, but populations suffered from loss of suitable nesting habitat as well as competition from introduced species such as European starlings and house sparrows. Bluebirds are cavity nesters, and rely on using natural cavities in trees or the abandoned nesting holes created by wood peckers. In recent years, bluebird populations are making a come back, thanks in large part to bird watchers and gardeners who mount and monitor trails of bluebird houses.

Bird watchers and gardeners try to attract bluebirds into their yards, both for their beautiful plumage and for the beneficial role they play in the environment by eating many different types of insects. Here are a few tips for attracting bluebirds to your yard.

Attracting Bluebirds

Many families of bluebirds were raised in this birdhouse
Many families of bluebirds were raised in this birdhouse | Source

Our garden strives to provide the four essential requirements for bluebirds and other feathered visitors: Food, Shelter, Water and Nesting Areas. Our property is surrounded by a woodland full of mature oaks, and we added a variety of planting beds include a mixture of native and cultivated perennials and shrubs to create areas where the birds can find berries and hunt for bugs. Several conifers were added for four-season interest, and their weeping branches offer protected areas for the birds to hide and to escape from the rain and chilling winds.

The white birdhouse shown in the photo is centered in a grassy area of our yard and in the middle of our raspberry patch, giving the birds a clear view of the world around them. This birdhouse has served several generations of eastern bluebirds over the years, and is the first birdhouse that the bluebirds occupy each spring. When feeding their young, the bluebird parents routinely perch on the top finial and scan the area for prey. When an insect is spotted, they swoop down on the unsuspecting bug, often capturing its victim in flight before returning to the nesting box to feed their hungry offspring.

In winter, the bluebirds often return to the birdhouse to seek shelter from the cold weather.

Specialty Bluebird Feeder
Specialty Bluebird Feeder | Source

Provide the Right Foods

Eastern bluebirds eat insects during the spring and summer months, and then turn to small fruits and berries in the fall and winter. Our yard includes plantings of trees and shrubs which produce berries in the fall such as dogwood trees, blueberries, viburnums, winterberry and grapes. We do not use any pesticides, to decrease the chances of bluebirds eating contaminated insects or feeding poisoned bugs to their young. In the garden, watching bluebirds swoop down from their perches in trees or from atop a nesting box to take moths and other flying insects on the wing is a spectacular sight.

Bluebirds are also very fond of mealworms, which are readily available at birding specialty stores, feed and seed supply stores and online, and they will readily approach a tray of mealworms or enter specially designed bluebird feeders. Many other birds also enjoy mealworms, and will quickly empty the feeder when given the opportunity, so we use a specially designed bluebird feeder that is inexpensive and easy to make. Buying mealworms in bulk costs significantly less than the small containers of live mealworms commonly sold at pet stores.

Plans for building this Eastern Bluebird Feeder are shown a little further down (below).

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Offer Fresh Water

Bluebirds need to drink often and they love to bathe. In natural areas, bluebirds travel to ponds and streams for their water needs, and the sound of moving and splashing water will attract bluebirds.

In our garden, eastern bluebirds are year-round visitors to our small garden pond and they often splash around in the small stream that leads to the waterfall. During the summer months, the bluebirds will even fly through the spray of the lawn sprinklers.

A birdbath is another way to add a water source for bluebirds. Replace the water daily during the summer months to discourage disease and to eliminate any mosquito larva. During the colder winter months, check the bird bath daily to keep the water clean and free from ice.

Bluebird Birdhouse
Bluebird Birdhouse | Source

Hang A Bluebird House

Bluebirds are cavity nesters, but their bills are not designed to excavate trees or fence posts to create their nesting sites. Fortunately, bluebirds will move into birdhouses and nesting boxes built to the proper specifications. Bluebirds seem to prefer nest boxes between 4 to 5 inches square, with an entrance hole about 6 inches above the floor of the birdhouse. An entrance hole of 1 inches prevents the larger starlings from out-competing the bluebirds for occupancy.

Mount the bluebird houses between 5 to 10 feet above the ground, and face the entrance towards open areas and fields. Place several bluebird houses approximately 150 feet apart. Bluebirds are territorial, and will not tolerate other pairs nesting in their established territory. Multiple nesting boxes forms a bluebird trail and reduces competition between pairs of bluebirds. A trail of bluebird houses also offers nesting sites for other backyard inhabitants including wrens, chickadees and even flying squirrels.

Do not get discouraged if bluebirds do not move into your nesting boxes right away. If bluebirds are in the area, it may take a season or two from them to find the birdhouses.

Bluebird Birdhouse Plans
Bluebird Birdhouse Plans | Source

Build A Bluebird Birdhouse

This bluebird house is a simple and inexpensive project to build, and it can be made from scraps of wood, salvage lumber or pine, cedar or redwood boards which are commonly available at home centers and lumber yards. The entrance hole is exactly 1-" in diameter, letting the bluebirds in but keeping out the larger sparrows and starlings.

I've made a number of these bluebird birdhouses, and scattered them around the property. Bluebirds are territorial, and will not nest within sight of another nesting pair. By hanging several birdhouses in different locations, the birds have their choice of locations. Other birds also benefit, and these birdhouses have sheltered families of chickadees, titmice, wrens, nuthatches and even flying squirrels!

For step-by-steps on how I built this bluebird birdhouse, please visit
How To Build A Bluebird House


Bluebird House Plans

Bluebird Birdhouse Plans
Bluebird Birdhouse Plans | Source

Rather Buy Than Build?

Audubon Coppertop Cedar Wood Bluebird House Model NACOPBB
Audubon Coppertop Cedar Wood Bluebird House Model NACOPBB

This hand-crafted cedar bluebird house is field tested and approved by the National Audubon Society and features a Coppertop roof. Built to Audubon specifications, it features a 1-9/16" hole and is fitted with a predator guard.

 

Bluebird Facts

A Few Fun Bluebird Facts - Did You Know?

  • There are three species of bluebirds in North America: the Eastern, the Western and the Mountain bluebirds.
  • Bluebirds eat bugs and berries, but are not attracted to bird feeders filled with birdseed.
  • Bluebirds like mealworms, and will visit feeders filled with live or freeze-dried mealworms.
  • Eastern bluebirds can have up to three broods per season.
  • Bluebird eggs are pale blue in color.
  • In winter, several bluebirds will often roost together in a bluebird house for warmth.
  • Bluebird populations suffered and declined in the 1960s, but rebounded with the help from concerned birdwatchers. The North American Bluebird Society was formed to encourage and instruct and encourage people to build and hang bluebird houses.

Eastern Bluebirds Range Distribution Map

Eastern Bluebird Range Map
Eastern Bluebird Range Map | Source

Range Map Key:

Yellow = Summer range

Blue = Winter range

Green = Year Round Range

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Bird Man Mel: Attracting Bluebirds Video

This short video shows how to attract and keep bluebirds feeding and nesting in your backyard.

Build A Bluebird Feeder

Bluebird Feeder Plans
Bluebird Feeder Plans | Source

Bluebird Feeder Plans

Bluebirds feed on insects rather than seeds, and they are especially fond of mealworms. This specially designed bluebird feeder is easy to make, and the birds learn quickly to enter the feeder to feast on live or freeze dried mealworms.

Mealworms are available in bulk at online retailers, feed and seed supply stores, and specialty birding stores. Buying mealworms in bulk costs significantly less than the live mealworms commonly sold at pet stores. The 1" entrance hole in the ends of this bluebird feeder lets the bluebirds in, but stops larger birds from entering.

For step by step instructions on how I made this bluebird feeder, please visit How To Make Bluebird Feeder

Bluebird Mealworm Feeder

Birds Choice Bluebird Mealworm Feeder
Birds Choice Bluebird Mealworm Feeder

The entrance holes are perfectly sized to allow the bluebirds in, but keeps the larger birds out.

 

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Bluebird House Plans
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      Paula Hite 3 years ago from Virginia

      Great Lens! It's on our Facebook page too! Look for it on March 14.

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      Senditondown 4 years ago from US

      Great ideas for building birdhouses. I would really like to try making some.

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      SandraWilson LM 4 years ago

      I don't think there's anything quite like the flash of a Rocky Mountain Bluebird. It's more a flash of a violet blue you see from the corner of your eyes. They are fast.

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      Chazz 4 years ago from New York

      we've been trying to attract bluebirds for several years- we have a lot of birds - cardinals, robins, pesky house sparrows, starlings, mourning doves, blue jays, goldfinches and a few others -- but despite bluebird housing, mealworms, water and plenty of vegetation, there haven't been any signs of the elusive blues, although by all accounts they should frequent central NY state in the summer. Superb job on this lens too. Blessed and featured on Still Wing-ing it on Squidoo.

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      You know, we do get a wide variety of birds visiting ... but not so many bluebirds. They are such delightful little winged creatures.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      I have a tiny pair of birds busily feeding their young in an old dead birch tree just outside my window but for some reason the blue jays can't figure out why they are not allowed to sit on that tree this year. So when the tiny mom and dad are not ruffling their feathers at the jays then I go out and chatter a bit till they fly to a different tree. I'm starting to feel like those are my babies in the old birch lol.

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      SteveKaye 5 years ago

      The Southern California Bluebird Club puts out and cares for nest boxes. As a result of their efforts, they helped fledge over 7,700 bluebirds in our area.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Time to get serious about attracting bluebirds to our gardens...they are on their way and might just as well have these beauties in our yards!

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      Darcie French 5 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      We used to have bluejays in our garden every year, we'd follow the parents raising babies. Then we moved into town. Still hear the odd eagle overhead though.

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      I love birds in the garden - thank you for making it easier to attract them. Easter Blessings.

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      MindPowerProofs1 5 years ago

      I will have a bluebird house for my backyard. I hope they enjoy it. Thanks for the information

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      SamMargulies 5 years ago

      Well done!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Just stopping by to enjoy once again!

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      bjslapidary 5 years ago

      Love bluebirds. Always watch for the first ones to arrive. They are here already. Hope the weather don't turn too cold for them. Nice lens.

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      We will be moving to a new home soon and I would like to attract some birds to our garden :) Blessed!

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      squid-janices7 5 years ago

      Wow - what an informative and beautiful lens. Big congrats on LOTD!

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      River_Rose 5 years ago

      Love it!

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      kayla_harris 5 years ago

      Very interesting Lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Congratulations on your LOTD. We live up in northern Ontario and get them occasionally.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      The bluebirds are back. March 17th, 45 miles west of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Early this year. 8 years and counting. Great lens. Will be back again.

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      beaworkathomemom 5 years ago

      Wonderful lens! I learned a lot, thank you so much for the information. The pictures are beautiful as well!

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      AstroGremlin 5 years ago

      It's exciting that knowledge -- for example that a 1.5 inch hole is best for a bluebird house -- can help our blue friends. I made such a home with a gourd, with tiny drainage holes. No bluebirds have used it, yet.

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      shahedashaikh 5 years ago

      Good lens.please go through mine and give a thumbs up sign.thanks.

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      julia007 5 years ago

      Very Professional! Nice Lens!

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      Tony Payne 5 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Just popped back to congratulate you on your Purple Star and Lens Of The Day, both well deserved. Well done.

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      anando 5 years ago

      Interesting lens...............

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      Joy Neasley 5 years ago from Nashville, TN

      Beautiful lens. I loved the added touch with the instructions on how to build a bluebird house.

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      Jereme Causing 5 years ago from Philippines

      I hope they don't split up into three like in angry birds... just kiddingcongratulations :)

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      MelonyVaughan 5 years ago

      What a great lens! Very complete and informative. Well done!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very good pictures, excellent lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      lovely pictures. nice lens.

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      gemjane 5 years ago

      What a nice lens! Lovely pictures. Here in southeastern Indiana, we sometimes see blue birds in winter, but I am not sure they stay here year-round every year. We see several pairs. I love watching the fledglings out of the kitchen window, on the utility wire. There is a hole in the utility pole, facing the kitchen window, where a pair nests every season.

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      pawpaw911 5 years ago

      Blue Birds are a rare sight in our neck of the woods, but if I ever see one, I will know where to come for great information. Great job. Congratulations on LOTD, and the purple star.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I've always loved bluebirds. Maybe now I can attract some to my yard! Thanks for such an informative lens, and Congratulations on LOTD!

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      Jules Corriere 5 years ago from Jonesborough TN

      Wonderful lens. I just love having birds in my yard. Congratulations on a well deserved LOTD. Blessed!

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      lunagaze 5 years ago

      good lens this will help attract birds for my photography

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      Elsie Hagley 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Very nice lens. We do not have blue birds in New Zealand, but that does not stop me, a bird lover from liking these nice birds you have featured in this lens. Thanks for sharing. Blessed.

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      I never see bluebirds in our garden. The finches love me, though! Congratulations on LOTD. You create beautiful lenses.

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      flicker lm 5 years ago

      Congrats on LOTD! Beautifully done! Nice craftsmanship on the bluebird house.

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      aquarian_insight 5 years ago

      Wow, an amazingly in depth lens. Beautiful birds. Congrats on LoTD.

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      fardos 5 years ago

      Very nice idea !

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      getmoreinfo 5 years ago

      This is such a good idea because bluebirds are so nice to have in the garden.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Glad to see the bluebirds are making a comeback. Too many crows and sparrows where I live.

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      ferginarg lm 5 years ago

      very cool, would be great if more people took an interest in looking after the wildlife around us. A great read for all, thanks!

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      Cynthia Davis 5 years ago from Pittsburgh

      I do love bluebirds. Congrats on LOTD.

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      bedlinerbob 5 years ago

      Great LOTD! Now I have a project to add to the list....Build a blue bird house.

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      Tamara Kajari 5 years ago from Zagreb, Croatia, Europe

      Beautiful subject, excellent presentation and so well deserved LOTD. Congrats :)

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      KamalaEmbroidery 5 years ago

      I see robins, but no bluebirds. Thanks for ideas to attract them.

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      siobhanryan 5 years ago

      Great lens-love the pictures. Congrats

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      KKBOOKSTORE 5 years ago

      great lens, and always great to see blue birds

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Blessed!

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      fugeecat lm 5 years ago

      I work with someone who volunteers for the bluebird project. He goes around and cleans out the birdhouses in the spring and fall so that they have a clean home.

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      BlueTrane 5 years ago

      Congrats on your LOTD!

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      JJNW 5 years ago from USA

      Bluebirds are very special to my family. Your lens showed up as LOTD at the perfect time, when I needed to see a bluebird. Thanks for that. I love your page.

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      baseballchris46 5 years ago

      Blue Birds are great. Congratulations on earning lens of the day :)

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      June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      I absolutely love bluebirds. I think they are the prettiest of all birds.

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      BruceBair 5 years ago

      Hey, great lens. I have a BlueBird lens also and got some good tips from the video here. Thanks for creating it.

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      jlshernandez 5 years ago

      I just spotted a bluebird sitting on a post outside my house a few days ago. I tried to take its picture but it kept hopping from one post to another. When I thought I took enough photos and uploaded these into the compouter, only one was focused and it was of its backside. To start with, I was not sure it was a bluebird, but this lens confirmed that it was. Spring is here. Congrats on LOTD as this lens is so deserving, as with some of your other lenses.

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      mrducksmrnot 5 years ago

      Great lens for our feathered friends. Having those birds around greatly reduces a lot of insects. I use gourds for my bluebird friends as most of us in the Mountains of Western NC do. Always feed em till the wildflowers start coming up and blooming then let mother nature do the rest. Congratulations on Lens Of The Day and especially the patterns for building the houses and feeders.

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      Miska29 5 years ago

      nice lens... lovely :)

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      Miska29 5 years ago

      nice lens... lovely

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      Annamadagan 5 years ago

      Nice lens! Congrats on LOTD! :) Blue birds are so pretty. I hope to have some visit me and my family this summer! *Blessed

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      Delia 5 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD! lovely lens on a lovely bird...great info here, thanks for sharing!~d-artist Squid Angel Blessing~

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      VinayVallabhaneni 5 years ago

      Wow, awesome!! Enjoyed reading your lens, blue birds never heard of it, got to see something new and hopping to see more of yours.

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      jenms lm 5 years ago

      congrats on LOTD! These are such pretty birds. I don't think we get them this far south, sadly.

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      ohcaroline 5 years ago

      Enjoyed your bluebird lens very much. I enjoy watching birds and learning about their habitats.

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      happynutritionist 5 years ago

      Beautiful page...we have so many birds as we live in a wooded area, but the only blue colored bird we have is the blue jay. I don't believe I've ever seen a bluebird. I live in the Northeast US. I just took our feeder out for the day...the weather has been so warm that each night I have to bring it in as the black bears are surely out of their dens. Congrats on the LOTD, *blessed*

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      Deborah Swain 5 years ago from Rome, Italy

      Wonderful lens and well deserved lens of the day! Living in Italy as I do, I don't see bluebirds here, although we do have lime green parakeets flying up and down my street in Rome!

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      Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

      Congrats on LotD! I am anxiously awaiting the return of my two pairs of nesting bluebirds. I've been cleaning out their nesting boxes (which are actually two hollow aspen logs mounted on poles). I'll try the mealworms this year upon your advice. Thanks! Delighted you are being recognized with this honor today.

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      fullofshoes 5 years ago

      What a wonderful lens... just in time for spring!

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      agoofyidea 5 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD! We don't have bluebirds, but we get bluejays. And lots of robins.

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      What a wonderful lens for attracting our fine, feathered friends - and well-deserving of a LotD! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      cao2fine 5 years ago

      I was visiting our local nature center the other day when the weather was unseasonably warm. Lo and behold, on the trail in the woods, there was a bluebird flitting in and out among the trees. I've been fascinated with birds since I was a child, love this lens and all the information in it about what I view as a rare, shy and secretive bird!

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      Lovely lens! I will feature this on my lense, on attracting songbirds to the garden ~ I hope that will be okay?! Now I know why the bluebirds were taking pinestraw up high ~ I had noticed big woodpecker holes in a tree a couple of days ago, near where the bluebird flew. They're using the tree for their nesting, something I hadn't realized before, so thank you for the info! I loved the video, too. That's really great info, and loved the picts! Thanks! B : )

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      Vikki 5 years ago from US

      Gotta love the bluebirds! Congrats on lotd. Blessed ;)

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      DebMartin 5 years ago

      I love bluebirds but never see them around my home. I think they need more open spaces than the deep woods I live in. Nice lens. d

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      Jason Sositko 5 years ago

      I don't see to many Bluebirds on my feeder, I have seen them occasionally along the Great Miami River, here in South Western Ohio, very rare though for me.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Your lens is just what I needed. I want to attract bluebirds to our garden, and have been waiting for my husband to build a box. I have never see none in person, ever, wondering if they are rare in My part of Canada. We built a pond last year and it attracts a lot of birds, especially doves. They have been here all winter.congrat's on your LOTD !!!!!! Blessed*

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      flycatcherrr 5 years ago

      One of my favourite birds! Eastern Bluebirds used to regularly inhabit a couple of custom-built birdhouses at my place, but their numbers have been dropping in recent years. Competition from tree swallows, which arrive about a week earlier, seems to be one factor. This year I'll be experimenting with a door on one birdhouse to keep it closed until I see the first bluebird - we'll see how that goes. Congratulations on yet another excellent lens!

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      livinglargeandh 5 years ago

      I love to see bluebirds-they bring happiness :-). NIce article.

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      Robin S 5 years ago from USA

      Congratulations! This lens is LOTD today. You can read all about it here: http://hq.squidoo.com/lotd/attracting-bluebirds-in...

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      Kakigori 5 years ago

      love the lense!

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      Ribolov LM 5 years ago

      Nice, lens, nice birds. I love "green" lenses and lenses about animals. Thnx.

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      Clairissa 5 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      My favorite bird! We have a blue bird trail in our yard and every spring/summer our yard, which is big (3 acres) is alive with these magnificent electric blue birds. It's almost time to get the nesting boxes out. :) Blessed!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Really liked your article, nature is so peaceful. I know sometime in my life I'll make and build several bird houses and put them up in my yard but as of yet haven't built any. *blessed by a squid angel*

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      wjfoster 5 years ago

      great, good, clean, unselfish content, great model

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      healthtruth lm 5 years ago

      brilliant lens

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      lovely bird

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Sorry, I confused the peanuts that blue jays like.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Congrats for LOTD. Bluebirds often come to our cottage and they like peanuts.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This is a great lens. Very well done!

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      PecjakJN 5 years ago

      Great lens

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      allenwebstarme 5 years ago

      Beautiful lens about Bluebirds, so much information about them. Thanks for sharing such stuff.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      congrats!

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      Skylermeyer2012 5 years ago

      Awesome and informative lens. Nice tips about on how to attract bluebirds. I really enjoy reading your lens since I'm a bird lover most especially love birds..

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      It is my pleasure to return to congratulate you on receiving LotD honors for your "Attracting Bluebirds into Your Garden", that smile looks good on you Anthony!

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      intermarks 5 years ago

      Wonderful information and guide to attracting bluebirds. I think this time I can have more bluebirds to my backyard. Thanks!

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      Tony Payne 5 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Excellent information and great pictures too. We don't get Bluebirds in the UK, but we do get a lot of different varieties of Tits, which are colorful and about the same size. Sometimes our garden is filled with them. Nicely done, blessed.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Bluebirds are always a treat to see and so worth the pleasure they bring to do all you can to attract them to your yard. I like how you include that water is so important for them. A few years ago my sister put out extra water during a drought and her bird population went up 30% almost instantly and they have kept her busy ever since, she noticed her birds prefer the 3 little ponds that she put in ground to all her standing bird baths.

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      Ilona E 5 years ago from Ohio

      Love bluebirds, but don't have any living here. Great lens for learning about attracting them.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Very well done. Thanks for sharing.

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