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Saturday, March 25, 2017

A Blue Spring In the Foothills

 Hello from the foothills where Spring is in full swing.  The seed clusters in this maple tree provided just enough dappled shade to darken the color of our resident Eastern Bluebird.  Love the color.

 He and his mate have been preparing the bluebird box just outside my kitchen window for nesting.  She watched me closely while he waited his turn at the birdbath.

You can leave anytime now, Mr. Robin....

 Finally in...

Is there anything better than a long splash in cool water?

I hope your Spring (or Autumn) is filled with lots of gorgeous color.

Linking with Eileen at: Saturday's Critters


33 comments:

  1. Hello, the bluebirds have always been one of my favorite birds. They are beautiful. The bath shots are cute! Wonderful collection of photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Eileen. They're my favorite, too.

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  2. Beautiful shots, Toni! I especially love the one of the female, sort of looking over her shoulder at you. Great job!

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    1. Thank you, Linda, I consider that high praise coming from you. Always love your photos. Hope you're having a great weekend.

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  3. Beautiful photographs, Toni! Bluebirds are rare around here, so I'll have to enjoy your pictures. That's so nice that she is nesting nearby so you can enjoy the progress. Spring hasn't arrived here yet, but we are always hopeful!

    Hugs
    Jane

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    1. Hi Jane! I love watching these birds so Goodman mounted a nesting box where I could watch it while I'm cooking, etc. I'm sure your spring is imminent, but as always, we'll be in a humid heatwave before you, too. Argh.

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  4. Beautiful birds. Love to watch the birds taking their splash in the bird bath. I am now following you and inviting you to follow me too. Thank you and have a beautiful day!

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    1. Hi Nancy, and thank you for the follow. :)

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  5. Wish Spring was in MA ~ beautiful photos ~ love the ones of birds splashing in the bird bath ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a fun weekend ~ ^_^

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Carol, and I'm sure spring won't be long from your area.

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  6. Hello!:) Incredibly beautiful birds, and captures. The blue bird is so vibrant in colour, and with his pinkish breast is an altogether spectacular creature. You are so lucky to see them in your garden. Love the images you captured in the bird bath, and it's always nice to see your American Robins. Enjoy your weekend!:)

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    1. Thank you, the bluebirds are my favorite. Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. These shots of the Eastern Bluebird are just lovely! Such beautiful and bright little birds!

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    1. Hi Jeanne, and thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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  8. The Eastern Bluebirds are an absolute favorite of mine. They sit atop the fence posts of our garden enclosure in summer, but I never manage to get a good photo. Yours are fantastic!

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    1. Thank you, Marcie. I finally bought a camera that could take a good photo, and it's paying off, finally.

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  9. Very nice photos ! I really like this very much !!

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  10. Fantastic photos of birds.
    I used to see the Eastern Bluebird when we lived in Georgia. How pretty!
    Thanks for your visit.

    Have a Happy Weekend, Pat!
    Peace :)

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    1. Thank you for stopping by as well. Have a lovely day.

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  11. Happy Spring in your neck of the woods Toni! I'm looking forward to seeing the birds pull string from my nesting ball this spring!

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    1. Hi Deb! I've never seen those balls for sale, but I do put out yarn and bits of wool for them sometimes. Thanks for the reminder as I had not done that yet, and they are already building their nests.

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  12. That bath looked like it was fun.

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  13. Hi there! what a gorgeous bird! I love your 'action shots'! wishing you a beautiful week!

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  14. You get the sweetest birds in your neck of the woods! We get lots of woodpeckers and needless to say... not always my favorite way to start a day :)

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  15. Lovely for sure... nothing better to me then to watch the birds bathe. Happy Spring with love Janice new follower please join me to ..

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  16. I love the bird bath photo :)
    Happy Spring!

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    1. Your pictures are beautiful, Toni. I love that royal blue color of the Eastern Bluebird. Loved the picture of him in the bird bath! Thank you so much for sharing with us.

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  17. What fun, splashing in the bird bath, washing off the last vestiges of winter! Yeah for spring... happy to see your pretty pictures of the birds and spring, here we still have lots of mud... lol... but I know spring is not far away now!

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  18. What gorgeous blue birds! Hope you are having a fabulous Spring! Hugs, Diane

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