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What Bluebirds Eat ~ Day 161

I wrote yesterday about some of what the bluebirds eat. I will go into more detail for those who are interested. 

What bluebirds eat depends in part on what is available. On average over the seasons the majority of a bluebirds’ diet is made up of insects including grasshoppers, crickets, beetles, spiders, and caterpillars. They also eat ants, wasps, bees, and flies. Bluebirds love mealworms. Occasionally they catch insects in flight, especially when its warmer and flying insects are abundant.

One year I found a man closeby selling live mealworms. So I bought some and you have to keep them refrigerated. Yes, I had live mealworms in my refrigerator! They ate them but I decided to try the dried mealworms the next year. They would not even touch them. This year is the first time they have eaten the dried mealworms. Just this morning I took these photos of the bluebirds eating, I am so excited. I scattered some on Dustin’s bench in the garden and they are eating every time I look out the window. 

Maybe Dustin has something to do with it, since they are on his memorial bench in his garden. I believe.

Again, this is why I call these my Bluebirds of Happiness. They always bring a smile. And about their nest. It is still a work in progress. The box is almost full of pine straw. Updates will be coming soon.

All photos ©CarolDM2018

365 Photos Challenge Day 161.


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  1. In New Zealand we have earthworms, and they are a gardener’s friend. However, early in the morning the Black bird and the Thrush catch those and other bugs in the garden. I encourage the birds as they eat the slugs and snails that eat the vegetables I grow.
    Then cats want to kill the birds. Nature is an ongoing situation.

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