Given that my efforts to provide improved housing for the Bluebirds was an exercise in futility and it actually scared them away from their ledge , I splurged for a fifteen dollar bag of meal worms to see if I could make amends and they would come back .
And it seems this did meet with their approval .
For in short order two pairs of them were back .
all is well with the world again
Even the Winter Wren got in on the action .
Though this one seems to like the suet better than the meal-worms .
Given that this is only the second time I have seen Bluebirds around here . . .
I'd call that a success .
No gender identity issues in nature .
The females have a bit more gray on them than the males .
Titmouse got some too .
Then the Red Bellied Woodpecker spooked them all away .
The other one that' been hanging around here lately is the Peliated Woodpecker .
That sucker is huge , he has to be about sixteen inches from head to tail . Seems the Bluebirds are quite happy to bed down in the holes he makes in the maple tree in the front yard .
Here is the link straight to Oy-tube in case it don't play