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Bluebird flocks

Posted by kendra2 (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 9, 09 at 20:22

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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RE: Bluebird flocks

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!

RE: Bluebird flocks

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.

RE: Bluebird flocks

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?



RE: Bluebird flocks

That's quite a crowd! See link below

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

RE: Bluebird flocks

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.

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