Monthly Archives: March 2016

It’s Spring! The Eastern Bluebirds Have Returned!

Mr. Bluebird Arrives March 12th 2016

Mr. Bluebird Arrives March 12th 2016

Guess who’s back???? Last year was our first successful Eastern Bluebird nesting season here at Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House. Over the summer we had three successful nestings from our resident pair of Eastern Bluebirds, Mr. and Mrs. Bluebird. They raised three babies from the first nest, five from the second, and two from the third right here in our own back yard. Guests had an opportunity to view these beautiful birds as they raised their families right out our kitchen window. Their really is a reason for the saying the “Bluebird of Happiness”. I cannot tell you how much joy this pair of birds and their offspring brought to not only us but our guests as well.   This pair cost me a small fortune, as I made several trips a week to pick up wax worms for them to help feed their babies. They had their own plate on a stump in the corner of the yard and they visited it daily. We have not been able to identify Mrs. Bluebird yet this year but two bluebirds were seen together a short distance from the nest box on Saturday. We have been able to get several photos now of Mr. Bluebird.

Mr. Bluebird Arrives March 12th, 2016

Mr. Bluebird Arrives March 12th, 2016

Mr. Bluebird Waiting For His Waxworms

Mr. Bluebird Waiting For His Waxworms

Here is a photo of Mr. Bluebird taken yesterday March 13th. He had just been visiting the nest box and stopped for a few bites of suet at the feeder. I had picked up a small container of wax worms upon their return on Saturday and he also stopped for a few bites there also.

Mr. Bluebird Waiting For His Waxworms

Mr. Bluebird Waiting For His Waxworms

Here is Mr. Bluebird letting us know the wax worms are  gone.  Stay tuned for further updates on our resident pair Eastern Bluebirds. I am hoping for another successful nesting season again this year! Have a great day!

Connie Zink