Leonardo and Lola, the Eastern Bluebirds, had built a nest in their brand new bluebird house. They were so happy. Then, Leona, the territorial Northern Mockingbird, would run off anyone who came too close to her nest. Even though Lola had a beautiful light blue egg in the nest, the bluebird family were forced to abandon the nest. Therefore, the bluebirds had to relocate to a new (and unintended) colorful house on the front porch.
Photography by Curtis and Norma Beaird
Story by Norma Beaird
Leonardo and family, thanks to Leona, the Northern Mockingbird, relocated to another house. Leona has always been territorial, but this year, she took this to a whole new level. We had a little decorator birdhouse on the front porch and certainly didn't intend it for bird use. However, we were surprised when Leonardo moved his wife Lola into the bold-colored house.
The colorful little house where Leonardo and Lola raised Leo and Pia, the immature Eastern Bluebirds.
Leo, the immature Eastern Bluebird, is becoming impatient with Papa. She wants her peanut right now. "Hurry up, Papa. I'm hungry!"
Leo, the immature Eastern Bluebird, agreed to pose for a portrait. Even better, he sat still long enough for us to get a good picture. Mama and Papa will be proud.
....and like her sibling Leo,
Pia posed for a beautiful picture. She's a little shy about having her picture taken!
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