Eastern Bluebirds – North Andover

April 30, 2012 in Nearby Landbirds

Eastern Bluebirds have arrived on territory and are prepared for the breeding season.  A small flock appeared in the open woodlands of the Carter Fields Sanctuary last week.  The area was alive with Bluebird songs mixed in with Red-winged Blackbird calls.  This striking male shows the bright blue upperparts, reddish brown breast, and white belly.  This time of year they are known to forage on the ground for insects, earthworms, an spiders!