Friday, December 28, 2012

Friday's Foto

This Eastern Bluebird was one of a group of three that was in Green-Wood Cemetery last weekend. Our official state bird in New York since 1970, their population had declined to 17 percent of their previous numbers in the late 1950's and early 1960's. Partially attributed to nest site competition with European starlings, house wrens, and house sparrows volunteers, such as the New York State Bluebird Society, have helped to significantly increase their numbers through monitoring and erecting nestboxes.

1 comment:

Yojimbot said...

great shot of a sublime bird.

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