One of Nature’s Mysteries to Solve

Hey, wait! Don’t leave. Nutmeg got busy last night and decided a nature blog ought to fit the season, so The Squirrel Nutwork has a new look for winter. But it’s still us!

We had some unusual visitors to the feeder this week. Do you know who they are?

Mystery #40

Guesses accepted! Be back later.


These two (female on left, male on right) were part of a flock of Eastern Bluebirds that came to the feeding station several times this week during the snows. Now while I complain about the flocks of Dark-eyed Slate-colored Juncos, the bluebirds don’t overwhelm us. When I say flock, I mean five. They just don’t seem to be as common, even though they are year-round residents here in Virginia.

Bluebirds eat insects in the summer and shift to a diet of berries and seeds in winter. We haven’t had that much bad weather here, so they can’t be desperate. I conferred with my cohorts here at The Squirrel Nutwork, and Ol’ Wally thinks this feeding station has attracted them with the addition of the pond. He’ll update you on it this Thursday.

Female Eastern Bluebird (right)


3 thoughts on “One of Nature’s Mysteries to Solve

  1. Thanks, Hickory, but that wasn’t a guess. I keep my eye on Mother Nature pretty well, even squirrels. lol! I’m keeping my eye on you guys there and your antics! You write a very neat blog.

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