You may recall that we had bluebirds (for the first time) last spring/summer. I was so excited, because they are, arguably, my favorite bird. But they disappeared in late summer/early fall. And I just thought maybe that’s what they did in our area at that time of year.
But my friend, Lori, who lives less than an hour away, has been posting pictures of her bluebirds this winter….in the snow. So I messaged her to ask about having bluebirds year round. And she advised me to just put out meal worms, and they would come.
Motor Man and I ordered a feeder meant for small birds. And then, I found a lantern-type thingy at an antique shop that I decided might just work, too.
The ‘legitimate’ feeder, which has been in use for a week or two is on the right and has been visited frequently by sweet little wrens. My repurposed one is on the left.
Yesterday, after spotting a couple of bluebirds (YES!) on the shepherd’s hook, I put the repurposed feeder to use and filled both feeders with meal worms.
The bluebirds wouldn’t cooperate with me getting a picture of them at the feeder, but I did manage to get this of one on the ground. I just think that is the most amazing blue.
Thanks, Lori, for the great advice! And hopefully, I’ll have pictures soon of these beauties on the feeders.
~These Days Of Mine~
I love bluebirds too – we see them at our feeders frequently even though I keep meaning to get a “dedicated” feeder for them with mealworms as our regular birdseed that we get contains no mealworms. I guess they will eat what they can if their favorite delicacy isn’t available! I love the brilliance of that blue just like I love the brilliance of goldfinch yellow and cardinal red.
Your feeders are awesome, especially lantern!!
I may have to start a search for on to repurchase as well@
So sweet; I feel like a celebrity on your post. Thanks for the accolade. Bluebirds rock!!
That little bluebird is gorgeous! Glad you found the answer to the “bluebird of happiness.”
“If you feed them (what they want), they will come..” I guess it’s true !
Glad you got ’em !
The are BEAUTIFUL and one of my favorites too. We don’t do anything special, but we do have bluebirds all winter. They inhabit a nest box in a crepe myrtle outside my kitchen window. Good picture of the one you caught.
So glad your blue birds came back. Hope there is many more to enjoy. this year.
If they are not around, I wonder how they know when you have mealworms. Do they have a great sense of smell? Do they send out scouts?
I wondered the same, Charles!
I have never seen a bluebird. They are not native to New Zealand, but I am blown away by that fantastic colour
♡ Bluebirds R Us!♡