Bluebird flocks

kendra2003October 9, 2009

How many of you are seeing the Bluebird flocks at this time of year? I haven't seen a Bluebird in my yard since the middle of summer. However, just down the street and up the hill at a neighbor's house, she has a huge flock of them. They are difficult to count, but looks to be between 30-35 of them. They are all over her trees, zooming about, eating berries and fighting the resident HOSPs. They have been there for four days now. They are in the trees all around her house, and it has been a great deal of fun to sit on her porch and watch the beautiful Blues. It gives me hope that I may be able to feed Bluebirds again this winter.

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bridget_bb

Wow, that's a lot of Bluebirds! Haven't seen any flocks but we did have 7 of them visiting the yard all together yesterday. That was a nice surprise!

    Bookmark   October 17, 2009 at 7:28AM
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kendra2003

It is a most amazing sight, at least to me. One of the reasons I posted this is because I was wondering if this is pretty normal, even though I've never seen it. Or it is unusual to see so many Blues at once? I really don't know. The large flock is still there as of today. Mostly they are feeding off of berries in the trees.

    Bookmark   October 17, 2009 at 9:00PM
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catlady4444

I have had small numbers (one family) of blues year round for almost 2 years, but have never seen a flock. I'm wondering if this has to do with the neighborhood/habitat or just luck??? Kendra, do you live near woods or farmland or suburbs?? My area is a mix of suburbs and wooded areas. Not much "grassland" with the exception of yards like mine.

Anyone else have any thoughts on this?

Thanks,

Ann

    Bookmark   November 27, 2009 at 8:59AM
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bet_from_ct

That's quite a crowd! See link below

Here is a link that might be useful: flocks of bluebirds

    Bookmark   January 13, 2010 at 9:37PM
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kendra2003

Thanks so much for your input Bet. That particular flock moved on after about 4 weeks. I am now hosting a small flock of 10 Eastern Bluebirds. They showed up on Dec. 24th, and have been here numerous times a day ever since. They were waiting for their breakfast this morning. They watch me fill their feeder from high in a tree about 40 feet away. I feed them mealworms and suet crumbles from a recipe I found at your site. I even found the instructions for making the feeder at your site. Thanks so much for putting in all the time to share all that information with us.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2010 at 1:14PM
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