Western Bluebird fledglings…welcome, little bluebirds!

June Wilson watched as these two Western Bluebirds chicks left the nest.

These pretty birds are found near coastal bluffs. I am 1/2 mile back from the ocean, and I never see Western Bluebirds at my place.

Here is a photo taken by Steve Wilcox showing an adult male on the left and the adult female on the right.

Steve also photographed the male at a nesting box, showing his beautiful blue feathers. He has a bug in his beak, about to feed one of his chicks. Yes, Western Bluebirds are cavity nesters. If you are in the right location, putting up a nesting box might tempt a pair to raise their family near you!

Thanks to June and Steve for allowing me to share their photos with you here.