out for a look-see

by Elouise


out for a look-see
fledgling eyes take in the world
blue-robed male scans sky

(click to enlarge)

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Last week D and I hiked in the Longwood Meadow Garden. While we were at a distance from this bird house, we heard a huge racket and saw a couple of larger birds being driven off. I thought the racket was coming from a mating pair, staking out its bird house territory.

When I got home and looked at the photo closely, I discovered the noise came from this fearless Eastern Bluebird male defending a fledgling. All in a day’s work. Which included, of course, singing its heart out! Click to enlarge the photo and get a good look at the fledgling–especially its big left eye having a look-see.

© Elouise Renich Fraser, 9 May 2015
Photo credit: DAFraser, 29 April 2015