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Back Yard Bluebird On Old Tree Root Stump


Posted by Ed Cordes on Sun May 12, 2019 8:06 pm

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Our bluebirds are actively building a nest in their usual box. The sparing with the swallows and sparrows continues, but the annual truce between the parties has occurred. We have moved a piece of old tree roots into the pond area to act as a perch and feeding spot. This bluebird was chowing down on some of the meal-worms we placed in the roots. 7D2 with 500 F4 and 1.4 TC, and fill flash set to flash EV of -2/3.  Thanks for looking.
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by Karl Egressy on Sun May 12, 2019 9:06 pm
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Nice looking perch and lovely action shot of the Bluebird, Ed.
 

by John Spreitzer on Sun May 12, 2019 9:18 pm
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Great looking bird on a really nice perch.
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by sirianul on Mon May 13, 2019 5:08 am
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I like the perch and the BG, nice pi cture.

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by Jan Wegener on Mon May 13, 2019 6:38 am
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sounds like a great selection of birds at your place Ed!
 

by Ron Day on Mon May 13, 2019 11:10 am
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The old tree roots make a good natural perch, Ed. Isn’t it a joy to watch nesting behavior of these wonderful birds?
 

by Gene Gwin on Mon May 13, 2019 11:10 am
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Ed, Nice Bluebird image. The perch adds a lot.
 

by Dan Kearl on Mon May 13, 2019 2:13 pm
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Lovely side/back light and pretty bird... Trunk adds a lot...
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Tue May 14, 2019 6:32 am
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Sweet-love your setting -must be lovely to have them nesting nearby.
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by Carol Clarke on Tue May 14, 2019 7:59 am
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Great idea, Ed! That old tree root makes a wonderful setting for this little beauty.

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by Ed Cordes on Tue May 14, 2019 8:28 am
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Thanks for all the replies.  Since several of the comments were referencing our setting, here is an image of our small pond and yard.  the pond is about 3 feet deep at the deepest point and roughly 12 x 15.  the "stream" runs just next to the walkway next to our house.  A lot of birds and other critters frequent our area  daily throughout the year.  You can see the "drift wood Root" off to the right Of course we have to take the bird feeders in at night as the local black bears will tear them down.

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by david fletcher on Tue May 14, 2019 11:07 am
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Nicely done Ed. Good thinking and a suitable reward for that forward planning
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