Quick Facts: The Eastern Bluebird

April 7, 2010

Eastern Bluebird   Photo by Jennifer Smith.


Bluebirds are one of the birds that everyone wants in their yard. Here are some interesting facts!

~Bluebirds can spot bugs and caterpillars from a distance of over 50 yards.

~ Bluebirds will eat about 12% of their body weight in insects each day. That would be like a 200 pound person eating 24 pounds of food!

~ Bluebirds are capable of flying at speeds up to 45 MPH!

~ When a predator approaches the female bluebird will let out a warning cry in a effort to bring a protective male to help.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Patricia Mann April 11, 2010 at 10:49 am

I love the photo! Thank you for publishing it. I so enjoyed it this Sunday morning.

Jen April 14, 2010 at 8:53 am

I love how the male and female Bluebird work together.
I can’t wait to see the babies these two have this year.
Thanks for using my photo.

Mindy April 14, 2010 at 4:42 pm

Jennifer you are so welcome. We really enjoyed this photo. Please send us baby pictures!

Dell May 5, 2013 at 7:16 pm

I had a pair of Blue birds nesting and she laid five eggs. He has come back after being gone for two or three days but she has not. I haven’t seen her for about five days now. I feel sure something has happened to her. They were so much fun watching and was really looking forward to seeing babies.
I would like to just keep the eggs but have no idea what will happen with them. Will they dry inside or just turn bad?
thanks Dell

Molly May 3, 2014 at 3:36 pm

I was doing a research paper on bluebirds, and these facts were really helpful! Thanks!

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