The gentle warbling notes of the Eastern Bluebird are among favorite spring melodies. Permanent residents of Tennessee, they seldom leave the state but roam the open country side during the winter months in small flocks searching for seeds and berries. This is the time of year when territorial songs begin and pairs of bluebirds can be seen visiting potential nest sites located in abandoned woodpecker cavities or man-made nest boxes. It is common for bluebirds to have two clutches of young, sometimes three. When late winter weather is mild, pairs will lay their first eggs in March.Bluebirds hunt for insects from a perch and can be seen dropping to the ground to capture prey. They are quick, however, remaining on the ground for only an instant. The above photo was captured during one lift-off.
For the Love of It...
...the sage sees heaven reflected in Nature as in a mirror, and he pursues this Art, not for the sake of gold or silver, but for the love of the knowledge which it reveals.