Soft, plump wax worms seems to be a favorite meal in the bluebird household. I've noticed for every four trips dad makes to the worm bowl, mom makes one. Mom often indulges in a few squiggly appetizers before selecting one or two worms for her nestlings. Dad is all about the kids, I have not seen him partake in the wormy delights since the eggs hatched. He even tends to the kids while mom is out splishin' and splashin' in the bird bath. No doubt about it, this bluebird dad is tops!
This Father's Day post is dedicated to my fabulous, generous dad and all the other wonderful father's who lovingly provide and take care of their children.
Though some of the images are of poor quality, I hope you still enjoy the post.
This photograph of the male was taken in April when the Eastern Bluebird pair were actively searching for a nest box to raise their young
Dad with nesting material, patiently waits his turn while mom works decorating magic
One juicy wax worm fits between the beak quite nicely for this father of five hungry nestlings
Two squirming worms are easily handled
With wiggly three, the degree of difficulty is increasing
Five makes quite an ambitious father
Mom bluebird enjoys a calm, relaxing moment in the whirlpool while dad tends to the youngsters back at the nest box
Dad performs the task of waste removal
After a busy day of tending to the youngsters, dad still makes time for mom
Happy Father's Day!