Thursday, April 10, 2008

Thrilling Thursday!

My work paid off!!! Yesterday this bright blue fellow showed up to check out the boxes in my yard!
I've been here for many years but have never had a bluebird even stop by until last spring. I didn't have very many houses and they were all taken up by the Tree Swallows. So I called a friend who brought me two boxes right away.

Of course as soon as the houses were
up the little buggar took off! But stopped back in the fall with his kids! I'm hoping that this will be the year I get bluebirds nesting at my place. I wont give up!!!

Wish me luck!!!


John Theberge said...

Good luck with the bluebirds nesting in your birdhouse. I have bird houses up also but I usually get the tree swallows or chickadees in them. I bought myself a mini video camera to put in the nest box this year so it should be interesting to watch the parents raise their young.

Yvonne Cunnington said...

Wow, nice. I would love to have blue birds here.

Stacey Huston said...

Congrats Eve, they will come. put up the boxes and they will come.. :)

Mike said...

Like your Bluebird sitting on the roof.

I do the same as you most of the time, set the camera to AV. When I look at a subject I tend to try process the image in my mind in depth-of-field mode, and then take a few samples images from there to confirm a result. I use manual only when I mount my flash. I use shutter priority primarily on action subjects and water compositions. In my film days, in order to better understand depth-of-field, exposure, and shutter speed relative to a composition, I operated strictly in manual.

Eve said...

Hi John,
Hope you get good videos and it would be fun to see them posted on your site!

Get some boxes and keep your fingers crossed!! Like Stacey says..put them up and they will come!

Stacey, Great advice!!!

Thanks Mike!
I'm glad to know I work a lot like a pro!!

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Oh, they are beautiful. I have never seen a bluebird here in Oregon, so clearly I'm not looking in the right places. I looked it up and, you're right, we do have them.
For my area, the Willamette Valley, the Western Bluebird is "a locally uncommon summer resident in open country with scattered oaks and conifers, including yards and orchards in the foothills." I don't have many oaks, but I have an awful lot of conifers. :-) We shall see - it sounds like, even so, they are a bit rare in my area.

Eve said...

Hi Danni!
Well, the eastern BB likes it's house next to an open field...mowed field. I'm not sure if the Western is the same. We put our houses in groups of 2 about 9 feet apart. One for the tree swallow and one for the BB. Maybe you could try putting a couple up. I'm telling you they are beautiful and so is their song!! You know when I first saw him, I thought it was a robin out of the corner of my eye. I could have just walked away but thought something was not robinish. Sometimes you have to look never know what you may have mistaken!!!

The Birdlady said...

Hi Eve. Thanks for visiting my blog. I love bluebirds best, and yours are lovely. Enjoy them!

dot said...

The bluebird is so pretty! I wish he'd visit me!