Eastern Bluebird

Birds at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury

January 27, 2018

A black-capped chickadee at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
A black-capped chickadee at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
An eastern bluebird at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
An eastern bluebird at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
A song sparrow at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
A song sparrow at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
A rusty blackbird at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
A rusty blackbird at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
A tufted titmouse at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
A tufted titmouse at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.

Dan Trippe photographed a black-capped chickadee, an eastern bluebird, a song sparrow, a rusty blackbird, a tufted titmouse, and a cedar waxwing at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury.

Birds at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge

April 28, 2018

An eastern bluebird at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
An eastern bluebird at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
An eastern towhee at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
An eastern towhee at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.

Dan Trippe photographed an eastern bluebird and an eastern towhee at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury.

Eastern Bluebird Nest in Wayland

April 13, 2018

A nest box at Upper Mill Brook in Wayland, photographed by Carole Hohl.
A nest box at Upper Mill Brook in Wayland, photographed by Carole Hohl.

Carole Hohl, a Volunteer Preserve Steward and Nest Box Monitor at Upper Mill Brook Conservation Area in Wayland, photographed this nest box that contains a nest and eggs of an eastern bluebird - our first reported eggs of the season. SVT volunteers help to monitor boxes at our reservations to ensure that native species, such as bluebirds or tree swallows, are able to use them. Although pesticides and competition negatively impacted bluebirds in the early and mid-20th century, they have recovered well in recent years and are stable or increasing both as breeding and wintering birds. Much of this recovery is thanks to bluebird boxes that provide nesting locations for the cavity nesters. Monitoring nest boxes alerts us to problems birds may be having with predators and competitors. House sparrows (sometimes called English sparrows) and European starlings are non-native species introduced from Europe. Their aggressive seizure of cavity nest sites is a primary reason for declines in eastern bluebird populations.

Eastern Bluebird in Lincoln

April 3, 2018

An eastern bluebird in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.
An eastern bluebird in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.

Harold McAleer photographed this eastern bluebird in Lincoln.

Backyard Birds in Harvard

March 25, 2018

A northern cardinal and American goldfinches in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A northern cardinal and American goldfinches in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A northern cardinal, American goldfinches, and a hairy woodpecker in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A northern cardinal, American goldfinches, and a hairy woodpecker in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
An eastern bluebird in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
An eastern bluebird in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A dark-eyed junco (left), American goldfinches, and a tufted titmouse (bottom right) in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A dark-eyed junco (left), American goldfinches, and a tufted titmouse (bottom right) in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.

Robin Right photographed American goldfinches, a northern cardinal, a hairy woodpecker, an eastern bluebird, a dark-eyed junco, and a tufted titmouse at her feeders in Harvard.

Backyard Birds in Framingham

March 21, 2018

An American goldfinch in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
An American goldfinch in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A Carolina wren in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A Carolina wren in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A dark-eyed junco in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A dark-eyed junco in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
An eastern bluebird in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
An eastern bluebird in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.

Joan Chasan photographed an American goldfinch, a Carolina wren, a dark-eyed junco, and an eastern bluebird near her home in Framingham.

Eastern Bluebird in a Snow Storm

March 13, 2018

An eastern bluebird in Sudbury, photographed by Sue Feldberg.
An eastern bluebird in Sudbury, photographed by Sue Feldberg.

Sue Feldberg photographed this eastern bluebird during a snow storm in Sudbury.

Feeder Birds in Harvard

March 8, 2018

An eastern bluebird in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
An eastern bluebird in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
An eastern bluebird in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
An eastern bluebird in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A red-bellied woodpecker in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A red-bellied woodpecker in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.

Robin Right photographed eastern bluebirds and a red-bellied woodpecker in Harvard.

Eastern Bluebird in Framingham

March 7, 2018

An eastern bluebird in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
An eastern bluebird in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.

Joan Chasan photographed this eastern bluebird in Framingham.

Eastern Bluebirds in Harvard

March 6, 2018

Eastern bluebirds in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
Eastern bluebirds in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
An eastern bluebird in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
An eastern bluebird in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.

Robin RIght photographed these eastern bluebirds in Harvard.

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