Monday, June 28, 2010

Picture of the Week (POTW) #2

Picture of the week for the period 20 - 26 June 2010. I took this one of a Male Eastern Bluebird that has taken up residence in our birdhouse. He was bringing some dinner to Mrs. Bluebird but she wasn't in the birdhouse at the time. We are really enjoying watching the birds and how the interact with each other. They seem to be a bit less weary of our presence in the backyard as well. We don't know how long they've been occupying the birdhouse but we know there are 4 eggs in the nest. According to Birds of the Carolinas Field Guide, Second Edition: Companion to Birds of the Carolinas Audio CDs it takes 12 to 14 days for the eggs to incubate and then 15-18 days of fledging before the young birds will be ready to fly. This shot was taken handheld with my Canon 7D with the EF-400 f/5.6L lens. Exposure was 1/500 second @ f/5.6, ISO 400.


  1. We have loads of birds, I think I've heard a few owls. What amazes me are the sounds that they make. I'd love to have someone come to our property to identify what's there. It's quiet at night, but around 5am, they pipe up and keep going all day. It's lovely.

  2. I have an application on my iPod/iPad that I use to identify birds. It also has recordings of their songs. There's got to be a web site where you could hear bird calls and identify birds.