Scott and Nancy next door have a birdhouse that a pair of bluebirds decided to nest in, and they have been quite active around the neighborhood. I decided to grab some images of them.
The music for this page is “Hot Rocks” by The Rolling Stones. Not on that CD but also of note is the 1986 cover of “Jumping Jack Flash” by Aretha Franklin (with Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood).
The male bluebird, sitting on the power lines running to my house. I shot this from an open window. Lighting wasn’t great so I used ISO 500. The camera was set on Program.
The female standing guard over Nancy’s car. With eggs in the birdhouse, she was very territorial. She kept seeing her reflection in the car windows and thought it was another bird. So, she used her secret weapon against her reflection…
Yep. Scott and Nancy have been washing their cars for weeks now.
A local red-headed woodpecker. We seem to have a lot of woodpeckers nearby.
A seemingly unhappy and noisy spotted-Robin. I panned her just slightly, thus the blurred background.
No, this wasn’t the robin’s target. Just a blackbird in my yard (trying to hide from me, or maybe it was the noisy robin).
The female bluebird taking flight from an ornament in Scott and Nancy’s yard.
The female again; she had just lifted off the mailbox (at least she didn’t crap on it).
A later evening catch of the male, back on my power line again. I was outside and actually snuck up on him a bit to get this before he flew off.
all images © Scott Woelm – June 2015