I was following bluebirds when I heard the Baltimore oriole singing on Sunday, May 14th. The eastern bluebirds were too far away for photographs then. Monday, I went back to the same spot. I saw a pair of them. The male flew away. The female eastern bluebird found a branch and settled in to watch the morning activity.
There are two birdhouses in the area. The first one is right in front the tree where the female eastern bluebird was resting. The second birdhouse is a short distance south and can be seen from the first birdhouse. It looks more like a bluebird birdhouse than the first one.
I went back to the park on Thursday morning to take photographs of the birdhouses and check on the wildflowers. Thursday morning was cool and windy. There were intense storms on Wednesday with wind, hail, and torrential rains.
When I looked up from photographing the second birdhouse, I noticed a male eastern bluebird watching me from the top of a fence post. He flew to a tree near the second birdhouse before flying away.
May 15, 2017
A female eastern bluebird resting in a tree, Jester Park, Iowa, May 15, 2017.
Early morning birdsong, Jester Park, Iowa, May 15, 2017.
May 18, 2017
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