|Taken March 2015 at my feeder|
The male Eastern Bluebird is easily identifiable by their brilliant royal blue color and rust colored throat and neck while females will be more gray on the back with blue in the wings. Definitely colors that catch your eye when bird watching. Bluebirds will visit your feeders and enjoy fruit, mealworms, peanut hearts and even suet. They are truly a treat when they visit.
Eastern Bluebirds will start their nesting in early March and it is important to get your Bluebird nesting boxes built and installed early in the nesting season if you want to keep them around. Nestwatch.org has a downloadable set of Bluebird nesting box plans that makes this project a snap.
I hope you are lucky enough to have Bluebirds visit your backyard this year.