Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
and Myrtle Warbler Setophaga coronata
In the Same Tree
Three Bridges Road
St. Jacobs, ON
13 October 2013
While birding along Three Bridges Road this afternoon Miriam and I were very fortunate to see a male Eastern Bluebird and a Myrtle Warbler in the same tree. As a matter of fact a male Downy Woodpecker was also present, but before we could get a picture it flew off.
For several years Eastern Bluebirds have successfully bred along Three Bridges Road, where numerous nest boxes have been provided. Rarely, a few birds do not migrate south, but spend the winter in our area. Who knows, perhaps this male will hang around to be first on territory with a nest location for a returning female next spring?