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It is unclear what happened to the male Eastern bluebird [Sialia sialis] who spawned this clutch with the attractive female in the photos, although for the past two days, she has been feeding them off and on all day long by her lonesome.
According to research from Cornell, the average [mean] clutch size is 4.49 eggs, with extremes of 2 and 7 eggs.
The Eastern bluebird can be seen on just about any summer drive in the country across the U.S., on many golf courses and even in the suburbs these days. They tend to perch on telephone lines or atop a nest box, calling out in a short, wavering voice — then abruptly dropping to the ground for an insect.
While the males are a brilliant royal blue on the back and head, and warm red-brown on the breast, the females are lighter with more gray, although the light blue on the wings and tail feathers give her an elegant look, especially in flight and in the right light.
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