Photography by Gerry Frederick

Blue bird hunt

     Over the weekend Susan and I made an effort to get some photos of Western Blue birds. Our good friend Art Gruenig is responsable for producing and placing thousands of nest boxes. They can be found all over western Canada on fence posts along countless road ways. The Blue Birds and the world will never be able to thank Art enough for his work. A wonderful man and a life long naturalist. The strong presence of the western Blue bird can be atrubuted to his efforts alone.

     It didn’t take long to find a mating pair working their magic outside one of these mounted boxes. After looking a bit further we found about a dozen more going through their spring ritual. They were so busy paying attention to each other they didn’t care that we were standing only meters away.


16 responses

  1. Great shots. I love the vibrant blue in the bird (probably the male)

    April 16, 2012 at 7:43 pm

  2. avian101

    Very nice pictures! 🙂

    April 16, 2012 at 8:23 pm

  3. Lovely! And what a wonderful man Art is!

    April 16, 2012 at 9:26 pm

  4. So charming and colorful. Thanks for sharing.

    April 16, 2012 at 10:56 pm

  5. Great idea to establish nest boxes in such a large area, lovely photographs, thanks for sharing MJ

    April 17, 2012 at 6:51 am

  6. Thank you all for your positive feedback and thahk you Art Gruenig for all you have done.

    April 17, 2012 at 7:58 am

  7. What beautiful little birds. I’ve seen bird boxes around here, but no birds around them.

    April 17, 2012 at 11:17 am

  8. Wow!!! Truly amazing…

    April 17, 2012 at 7:58 pm

  9. Lovely gorgeous shots!

    April 18, 2012 at 12:14 am

  10. Wow fantastic photos of beautiful birds. They are lucky to have you and your friend care so much for them!

    April 18, 2012 at 8:11 am

  11. What awesome pictures. I think they have to be one of the most colorful species … the males blue is so vibrant! Tom

    April 19, 2012 at 7:33 pm

  12. These are wonderful pictures of these beautiful birds. Thanks SO MUCH!

    April 20, 2012 at 9:17 am

  13. Say ‘bluebirds’ and I think of happiness and that makes me smile.

    April 21, 2012 at 10:29 am

  14. Beautiful! I’ll be getting a DSLR camera soon, so I look forward to learning more from you.

    April 22, 2012 at 8:53 am

  15. Absolutely stunning! Love your photos.

    April 24, 2012 at 5:23 pm

  16. sweet nature! nearly always outstanding…if you are looking in the right direction at the right time! some great photos Gerry
    always, Eddie

    April 26, 2012 at 9:51 am

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