While most of us wait from a surprise visit from Santa, I got another surprise as I headed into the store this Christmas Eve morning. Not far from our house, actually really, really close to our house, a male Eastern Bluebird flew right across the road ahead of me. I could tell it wasn’t a Blue Jay right away, but it was such as surprise, it took a bit of time to realize it was a bluebird.
We’ve had more and more reports of them over-wintering and while it has been pretty warm for December, it’s still unusual to see them so out in the open. In any event, it was a wonderful sighting and hopefully not the only one until next spring.
Merry Christmas and happy birding!