Ninja bluebird?

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I’m not sure what was below this bluebird, but in the event that this was a ninja bluebird…I’m glad it wasn’t me.

Just look at those poised claws, the arched back, the look of fury on it’s face…okay, maybe not fury, but it’s not smiling.

Aside from the ninja attitude, what gets me the most is that it appears to have longer fingernails than I do.

WORD FOR THE DAY…BLUEBIRD.

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Behold…the eastern bluebird. 

Bluebirds apparently are hunters…birds of prey. As far as I can see, they are only intimidating to very small things. They  hunt for insects, spiders, little bits of fruit and other creatures from whatever perch seems promising, they watch the ground, and then swoop down, pouncing on their prey.

I have seen this pouncing. At the time that I first observed this, I didn’t know what they were doing, but after long minutes of observation, I believed and still do, that they are actually addicted to eating dirt.