Eastern Bluebirds at Carden Alvar in Ontario

eastern bluebird, carden alvar, carden township, city of kawartha lakes, ontario

Bob and I were up early one morning in May in our attempt to get to the Carden Alvar, in Ontario, Canada, at a decent morning hour.  We’re usually a little slow to get off the sheet, but in this case, we did better than usual and found ourselves on Wylie Road by 8:30 a.m.  I know it’s not sunrise, but we still scored lots of sightings, among them several pairs of Eastern Bluebirds. Read more

Eastern Bluebirds With Fledglings At Oxtongue Lake

eastern bluebirds at oxtongue lake, ontario

My dad had been trying for 15 years to woo a pair of Eastern Bluebirds to nest on his property at Oxtongue Lake in Ontario, Canada.  Not since the year 2000 had he even seen Eastern Bluebirds in the area.  You can imagine how excited he was when a pair showed up in May 2015 and demonstrated interest in one of his homemade nest boxes. Read more

Eastern Bluebirds Near Cambridge In Ontario

photograph of a male and female Eastern Bluebird along the Brant Waterloo Road near Cambridge, Ontario.

An image of an eastern bluebird male along brant waterloo road near Cambridge, Ontario. Photography by Frame To Frame - Bob and Jean.

Bob and I took a drive down towards Cambridge to see if we could locate any of the Sandhill Cranes reported to be nesting in the area of Grass Lake.  Our first observation over the marshy lake revealed nothing to us of the Cranes’ whereabouts, but a fellow birdwatcher pointed us a little further down the dirt road where Eastern Bluebirds were preparing to nest.   They were going to have to stand in for the Cranes until a little while later. Read more