The Eastern Bluebird’s vibrant blue and chestnut body is a beloved sight for birdwatchers and nature lovers. Spring migrants arrive by mid-April and return to nesting habitats in open areas with scattered trees and smaller shrubs. The bluebird is a cavity nester and frequently uses man-made nest boxes. The Eastern Bluebird has bright blue upperparts, chestnut brown chin, throat and breast, a white belly and white undertail. They can often be heard singing a melodious series of soft, whistled notes. This bluebird was recently seen at the Crane Wildlife Management Area on Rt. 151.
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