blue bird


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  • Location: Murrysville, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Source: PixCams Nest Boxes/
  • Info: Live streaming webcam showing a bluebird nesting in Pennsylvania. The bluebird nest box is in Murrysville. Some eastern bluebirds are year-round residents in Pennsylvania and others migrate south in the winter, returning in early March.

More info: The Eastern bluebird belongs to a group of medium-sized, mostly insectivorous or omnivorous Passerine birds and belongs to the thrush family.

There are three different species, all of which live in North America and Central America. These are the eastern, western, and mountain bluebirds. They are one of the most beautiful backyard birds and will readily occupy birdhouses and nesting boxes.

The diet of the bluebird consists of crickets, grasshoppers, and various beetles during the summer and berries, wild grapes, and honeysuckle during the fall and winter. The most common foods offered to backyard birds will not be eaten by bluebirds, such as sunflower seeds, millet, and mixed birdseed.

Exact breeding behaviour varies slightly based on the species. Most bluebirds lay between five and seven eggs per clutch. The females build the nest and incubate the eggs, and the males deliver food. The incubation lasts around two weeks, though this varies slightly from clutch to clutch and species to species. The bluebird chicks start to learn to fly at around 3 weeks.

Natural predators of bluebird eggs and nestlings can include eastern chipmunks, flying squirrels, American black bears, fire ants, and raccoons.