CF2C2878-001The 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.