1-2-3 Cute As Can Be – #3


Continuing my new series of three photos of three birds, the smaller, cuter ones!


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Eastern Phoebe
5.5-6.7 inches (14-17 cm)


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Field Sparrow
4.7-5.9 inches (12-15 cm)


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Eastern Bluebird (male)
6.3-8.3 inches (16-21 cm)


Bonus photo!  The Field Sparrows and Eastern Bluebirds were both in the Butterfly Garden at Eastern Neck NWR, and I lucked out on a photo of them both in one tree.


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Eastern Bluebird and Field Sparrow sharing a tree


(All photos taken at Eastern Neck NWR, Rock Hall, MD)


40 thoughts on “1-2-3 Cute As Can Be – #3

  1. Great photos, Donna! These are three of my favorite cute birds… we really missed out on the Eastern Phoebes this year, I suspect because of the drought, so I am especially happy you found one. 🙂

  2. Lovely captures, Donna. Aren’t male bluebirds amazing?
    Because our area has gone from pastures back to woodlands, we don’t see as many sparrows anymore. I miss their songs.

    • Thank you, Eliza! Yes, the male bluebirds are stunning! I was truly excited with this one going from spot to spot and posing for me. I stopped along another road and got a female, they are so dull in color, but nice they still have that hint of blue. I’ll have to post her soon. 🙂

      I’ve been seeing a lot of Song Sparrows at our lot. I am trying to get a real good photo to share, they have been sweet to listen to!

  3. Such cute little guys! We have a bunch of bluebirds flitting around our backyard these days. And last week at Blackwater I thought I might have been tracking the tropical kingbird in the woods but it was ‘just’ an Eastern Phoebe. Thanks for sharing!

      • Yes, our bluebirds stay year round – not always out there every day but just when we have forgotten about them in the winter months, they’ll come by and perch around the bluebird houses

  4. That’s a terrific trio – plus one!

    Our winter resident Phoebes just showed up in the yard last week. Great photograph of the Field Sparrow! Uncommon migrant for us.

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