The eastern bluebird nesting season has drawn to a close for 2023. There may be a few out there trying for a third brood, but that is not always the case. I think mine are done for the year.
This year, I was able to capture something have never done before, and that is both the male and female positioned on the hunting perch together. As a side note, 95% of bluebirds mate for life, something we humans can't seem to make happen. They are also amazing hunters and protecters of the nest. However, they typically are all bark and no bite when it comes to humans being in the area. Young females may make a snapping sound if you approach the nest unknowingly and float right above your head. Through learned behavior, older females almost never do this. They realize humans are not a threat to their nests, in general.
Bluebird's beautiful and soft songs are heard throughout the springtime in both the northeast coast and southeast coast of America, but they exist year around in the South. I encourage all of you to keep the population moving and put a nestbox in your yard. The box should face north for maximum shade on the entry of the box.
I hope you enjoy these little buggers as much as I do!