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Eric the Eastern Bluebird
About this creation
Introducing Eric the Eastern Bluebird. The sixth bird for my North American Series of the LEGO Bird Project on CUUSOO

The lovely red, white, and blue Eastern bluebird (Sialia sialis) was designated the State bird of New York in 1970. The bluebird's song is a rich warbling whistle broken into short phrases (Tu-wheet-tudu) or a dry chatter.

The Eastern bluebird is a medium sized songbird (small thrush), with a short tail, chunky body, large round head, short black bill, a reddish-orange chest, and blue wings and tail (the female is a drab gray-blue with duller reddish chest, and juveniles have a spotted chest and back). Their diet consists of insects and small fruits.

The male Eastern Bluebird performs a "Nest Demonstration Display" to attract the female. He brings nest material to the hole, goes in and out, and perches above it waving his wings. This is his only contribution to nest building (the female Eastern Bluebird builds the nest and incubates the eggs). The nest is made with woven grasses or pine needles, and lined with fine grass, hair, or feathers. Eastern bluebirds prefer an open habitat with sparse groundcover (such as orchards, parks, and large lawns). Eastern bluebird nests are found in tree cavities and snags, and in nest boxes.

Eastern Bluebirds usually have more than one successful brood each year. Chicks from early nests usually leave their parents in summer, while the young from later nests frequently stay with their parents all winter. Populations of Eastern bluebirds declined in the 1960s and 1970s, but have since increased (the popularity of nest box campaigns are probably responsible for increases.































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Comments

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  July 21, 2013
Great job on yet another of your American bird series. I like the way you created the main body. I was your 600th supporter on Cuusoo!
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  September 15, 2012
ravishingly beautiful!
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  September 11, 2012
It is great to read about the background about your impressive creations. The work and effort is stunning. Well done. Cheers
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  September 7, 2012
Are you collecting all of these birds? If so you could probably donate them to an aviary, zoo, or museum for a big tax write off when you are done. ;D
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  September 5, 2012
I love the combination of white, blue and dark orange on this one, beautiful!
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  September 5, 2012
Great bird! Love the wings! Another great foot design! Can't wait for the next one!
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  September 5, 2012
I hope you never run out of birds to build! :-)
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  September 4, 2012
Loving this little guy!
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  September 4, 2012
fantastic yet again
DeTomaso Pantera
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Chris Melby
  September 3, 2012
Cool beans! I forwarded a pic to JOE to get to you, hope you like! Z
DeTomaso Pantera
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White Knight
  September 3, 2012
Such a fabulous range of birds ! This one is again just excellent, hope you have got all your birds still made and available for a collective Moc show !>?>.....well done
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  September 3, 2012
Good work, as as always. ;-) I will be back for a 2nd look. -LB Jr.
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  September 3, 2012
I'm more familiar with Eric's western relatives... Western Bluebirds, (Sialia mexicana). But we only seem to see them in the spring on our property. What blue we do see all year long... and unfortunately HEAR... are Scrub Jays which are much larger. :)
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  September 3, 2012
It's cute indeed, I love the colour combo.
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  September 3, 2012
Yet another lovely part to the series:)
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  September 3, 2012
Wow, another really beautiful bird from you! I'm impressed by your great work again. Love it, it's such a cute and well detailed creation.
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  September 3, 2012
Always fun to see the next bird you post, great work on this guy!
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  September 3, 2012
D'awww. He looks so cute with his tiny wittle feet on that perch. :3 lovely work. This is yet another bird with which I am acutely familiar.
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  September 3, 2012
Yes very super spiffy. "On to the next bird" Haha you are such a player ;)
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  September 3, 2012
Super spiffy!
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  September 3, 2012
I like him very much!I might have seen him in Tallinn,but im not sure and im not much of an bird expert too :P Well done mate!Can't wait to see next one!
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  September 3, 2012
Quoting Dohoon Kim I like Eric, he's great. Though I think he can be a bit mre pluffy. ;)
Thanks Dohoon! I agree he is a bit on the slight side but not much can be done now, on to the next bird lol
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  September 3, 2012
I like Eric, he's great. Though I think he can be a bit mre pluffy. ;)
  September 3, 2012
Its a great technique, because it really looks like his feet are wrapped around :)
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  September 3, 2012
Quoting TheLegoNoitAll . so cute, do you have any pet birds?
No I don't keep any real birds but I don't need to because so far I have 27 LEGO Birds and the best thing is they only make mess of the LEGO variety lol
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  September 3, 2012
Quoting Harry Gravett He is great :) It looks really good how his feet are perched on :)
Cool thanks, It's a new little technique I am trying out, the feet are always the hardest part to recreate so I am glad you like it!
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  September 3, 2012
so cute, do you have any pet birds?
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  September 3, 2012
He is great :) It looks really good how his feet are perched on :)
 
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