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Blue Birds Everywhere

Bluebird in flight
Bluebird in flight

Bluebirds Everywhere

Have you noticed all the bluebirds this year? Maybe it is just me, but everywhere I go, I keep seeing them. We were blessed this Summer with at least three families of bluebirds that had multiple clutches. At one point, it seemed every time I looked out any of my windows, there they were!


As I write this, I am watching the bluebirds watch me. Not really, but it seems like they are. They love to sit on the old wooden fence until more of their friends join them, and then they all start flying around. It is like they are jumping on the fence post.

A KODAK Moment

When I go to my mother’s, there they are! And now, as my husband and I take our morning walks in the park, we see so many. So, of course, I have to stop and take pictures of each as we wander by. Typically we see them on the backstop of the baseball field, but the other day there were about 6 of them on the roof of one of the pavilions. I took over 30 pictures, but this one I am sharing is perfect. He was sitting on the corner of that green roof, and I waited until he looked right at me. Then, as I clicked to capture the moment, off, he flew! Darn it! But then later, I saw what I caught—this beautiful splash of color as he took off to join his friends.


This week, I will say I am thankful that I still can take a walk in the park with my husband. The bonus is that my camera seems to take those perfect “KODAK moments.” (Those of you over a certain age will understand the reference.) So, hopefully, you have time to get out and enjoy this beautiful Fall season we are having, and if you are lucky, a bluebird or two will cross your path.


Here is a great article on Feeding Birds As The Seasons Change by Larry Hurley.

Stephanie Fleming was raised at Behnke’s Nurseries in Beltsville. Her Mom, Sonja, was one of Albert & Rose Behnke’s four children. She was weeding from the moment she could walk and hiding as soon as she was old enough to run, so many weeds, so little time. Although she quickly learned how to pull out a perennial and get taken off of weed pulling duty.

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