Observing this Eastern Bluebird family was both fun and a learning experience. They resided right in our immediate backyard and were comfortable with us always being around.
This image was taken two days before all the young ones left the nest. Both parents were busy feeding from early morning to late in the day.
Their meals included spiders, insects, berries, Monarch & Swallowtail caterpillars. The most exciting catch of the day, when the male Bluebird brought back a Green Darner dragonfly, which is large.
The young ate quickly and with only the wings of the dragonfly remaining and the male positioning the narrow end toward the young, the wings were eaten also. I expected the wings to be removed thinking it would be to difficult for a young bird to swallow, little did I know :)
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