Thanks to my friend Larry for catching this fine AP News Article: Bird-watching soars amid COVID-19 as Americans head outdoors Read the article linked to see what people all over the U.S. are doing more of now, then head over to eBird or just use your phone to download the free app Merlin to identify birds and start your “bird collection” online or in a photo gallery. My world-wide (10 countries) ebird count is over 530 now! 🙂 Thank you Larry for this great way to relieve one’s boredom from quarantine! And feel free to peruse my BIRDS photo collection that include 76+ species I photographed in the States before moving to Costa Rica.
Now, this quote from the article:
“The birds don’t know that there’s a pandemic. They’re migrating, building nests and laying eggs, just like they always have,” ~Michael Kopack Jr.
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We are happy that this year some bluebirds decided to use the bluebird houses we put up last year. Perhaps because we are at home at lunchtime now, it seems like we are seeing more birds this year.
Yaaay Robbie! My bluebird box at McKendree was one of my greatest joys there when it was occupied! Keep enjoying your birds! And get Kevin to make some photos! 🙂
Our bluebird house is super busy with both mom and dad busy feeding hungry babies. The box is visible from our kitchen window and from the back deck. We get excellent views of the adults while they wait their turn to feed the little ones. We’re waiting for the young to get ready to leave the nest so we have increased watch time.
How fortunate that it is so close! My bluebird box at McKendree was one of my greatest joys there when it was occupied! Keep enjoying your birds!