As I sit having my lunch after the latest snowfall I am fascinated by the myriad blue birds that stop at our meal worms feeder. They can’t seem to get enough of these tasty dried worms. Yuck!
Here are some photos of them vying to get inside the feeder to eat before the meal worms are all gone. My husband refills this thing every few days! This feeder is a bluebird feeder but is used by any birds who are small enough and smart enough to figure out how to get inside and then out again. There is only one way in and out.
This photo below has three bluebirds; one in feeder, one waiting outside entrance and one on top looking a little impatient to me. What do you think they are saying to one another? I can just imagine! Here’s what I think they are saying – ‘Hey Pete, wait your turn! Tell Fred to hurry it up, I’m starving!’
These three are more patient than some. I get such a kick out of them peeking in at the bird feeding.
Notice how one bird is inside, another one is coming out and one is ducking his head to get out of the way. Many times there are two inside at one time.
Three bluebirds, one in flight
Four bluebirds; one looking at me
I hope you enjoyed my photos of bluebirds. No matter how many I see I never tire of watching them come and go to the feeder. They are beautiful birds! The deeper the more brilliant the blue on their backs identifies them as males, while the females are lighter and duller blue.
As I wrote this another male came to the feeder, but was having a difficult time figuring out how to get in. He kept poking his head inside and leaning forward and back. After a few flyaways and back again to try, he was successful. I felt like cheering for him. Ha!
There are some birds who cannot get inside because they are either too fat, large, or frightened of tight places (like me)! I have seen a few that did try to squeeze in and almost got stuck. The roof of the feeder does lift up to allow us to free any bird who gets stuck. It has happened before. We have even had a bird that stayed in there a a long time. I don’t know how long but I left the room and came back much later and he was still in there. He did finally get out and fly away. He must have fallen asleep in there after eating so much! Did ya think? I had John at the ready in case the bird needed to be rescued.
In case you are wondering, the mound of snow under the feeder is on top of our grill. Many birds use it as a way station to wait their turn at the feeder.
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Birds are endlessly fascinating! We have three feeders and four suet holders, which have birds lined up!
They really make my day! It!s like watching a comedy as they vie for a place at the feeders. 🕊️🥰
I love it when they get into arguments about who can get seed from which dispenser. They move around the feeder in circles!
Yes, I get a chuckle out of their antics! 🤣
Blue birds look good against the snow!
Yes they do and so do the cardinals. 💕