The Mother Bluebird on the House

@CarolDM (82618)
Nashville, Tennessee
June 30, 2020 11:45am CST
Few days ago I shared a photo of the male bluebird. Someone asked to see the female. So here you go. Snapped this one as she is staying close to her babies-to-be. She is not as blue as the male, but still very pretty in my eyes. Most male birds have the brighter color. This Momma is staying close to the backyard bird house. Protecting her eggs. A few more days before the eggs hatch. Hoping for success.
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@snowy22315 (93352)
• United States
30 Jun
That is neat. I am still trying to cut the branches down around my bird feeder in the front. I have seed.
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@CarolDM (82618)
• Nashville, Tennessee
30 Jun
The bluebirds like their house clean. Funny, they only use pine straw for the nest.
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@Corbin5 (193190)
• United States
30 Jun
They make for such a good-looking couple. I hope all eggs hatch and the babies do very well.
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@CarolDM (82618)
• Nashville, Tennessee
30 Jun
Thanks, I love these birds, can't you tell.
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@sallypup (39096)
• Moses Lake, Washington
30 Jun
@CarolDM My Mom's last place that she had all to herself was in Missouri. She loved to have a bird feeder up. Blue birds and cardinals graced her table. Mom regularly fought with squirrels, yelling at them to quit stealing the bird seed.
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@CarolDM (82618)
• Nashville, Tennessee
30 Jun
@sallypup My Dad did the same. I never see squirrels here. Not sure why. But I have seen the pests they can be.
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@NJChicaa (85881)
• United States
30 Jun
My parents put a house up in their backyard and are thrilled to have gotten blue jays there.
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@CarolDM (82618)
• Nashville, Tennessee
30 Jun
Blue jays? They don't nest in a house here. Good for them.
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@NJChicaa (85881)
• United States
30 Jun
@CarolDM blue birds I meant. Oops. We have blue jays all over the place. They are common around here. Blue birds are not.
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@CarolDM (82618)
• Nashville, Tennessee
30 Jun
@NJChicaa We have both here.
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@thelme55 (45799)
• Germany
30 Jun
That is an awesome photo. How do you know if it is the mother or the father blue bird?
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@CarolDM (82618)
• Nashville, Tennessee
30 Jun
Thanks, the female is much lighter of a blue than the male.
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@thelme55 (45799)
• Germany
30 Jun
@CarolDM I see. I didnĀ“t know that.
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@sallypup (39096)
• Moses Lake, Washington
30 Jun
Pretty Mama bird.
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@CarolDM (82618)
• Nashville, Tennessee
30 Jun
Yes she is and protecting the eggs.
@LindaOHio (40349)
• United States
30 Jun
What a great shot and a beautiful little bird.
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@CarolDM (82618)
• Nashville, Tennessee
30 Jun
Thanks, that is the Mom!
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@DocAndersen (24287)
• United States
1 Jul
what an epic shot - let the official countdown begin!
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@CarolDM (82618)
• Nashville, Tennessee
1 Jul
Thanks, they survived the thunderstorms.
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@DocAndersen (24287)
• United States
1 Jul
@CarolDM i thought about that after I posted my first question
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@CarolDM (82618)
• Nashville, Tennessee
1 Jul
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• Austin, Texas
1 Jul
Thanks for sharing. I love the photo!
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@CarolDM (82618)
• Nashville, Tennessee
1 Jul
You are welcome.
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@wolfgirl569 (30676)
• Marion, Ohio
30 Jun
Hope everything goes right.
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@CarolDM (82618)
• Nashville, Tennessee
30 Jun
Thanks!
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@jstory07 (92421)
• Roseburg, Oregon
30 Jun
Those bluebirds are really pretty.
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@CarolDM (82618)
• Nashville, Tennessee
30 Jun
Thanks, @TheHorse asked the other day the difference in the male and female. The color and size are the main differences.
@Susan2015 (31187)
• United States
30 Jun
Those are such pretty birds.
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@CarolDM (82618)
• Nashville, Tennessee
30 Jun
They really are, and very patient with me and my camera.
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@JimBo452020 (16260)
• Montrose, Scotland
30 Jun
Another really great picture Carol. Lovely wee bird.
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@CarolDM (82618)
• Nashville, Tennessee
30 Jun
Thanks, my bluebird of happiness.
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@Adie04 (6330)
1 Jul
I think I ever played a jazz song about bluebird if my brain serves me correctly.
@emnuhpe (421)
• Medan, Indonesia
1 Jul
Very beautiful bird. Can you show us teir eggs?
@JudyEv (214150)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Jul
This would be so exciting. She is indeed pretty even if not quite as blue as the male.
@m_audrey6788 (31775)
• Germany
30 Jun
The bird looks so beautiful