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Reader photo: Bluebirds in the dead of spring

UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 4:44 p.m.

Jerry Rolwes took this photo of a bluebird feeding at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge (Jerry Rolwes / Courtesy)
Jerry Rolwes took this photo of a bluebird feeding at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge (Jerry Rolwes / Courtesy)

Jerry Rolwes took this photo of a bluebird feeding at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge.

“There is always a lot of competition between the field swallows and the bluebirds,” Rolwes said in an email.

Relative to other birds, bluebirds perch low and fly down to eat insects, according to the Audubon Society. Sometimes the birds will hover before pouncing, although it’s not uncommon for bluebirds to snag insects midair.

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