You won’t attract the Eastern Bluebird to your yard with seed, but there is another secret ingredient that will surely get its attention: mealworms.
Scientific Name: Sialia sialis.
Length: 7 inches.
Wingspan: 13 inches.
Distinctive Markings: Male has blue back, wings and head, with a white belly. The orange plumage on its breast extends onto the throat. Female has the same markings, but duller.
Nest: Built mostly by the female, in a cavity or birdhouse, out of grasses and pine needles. She lays four to six pale-blue or white eggs.
Voice: Soft warble: “tru-al-ly, tru-al-ly.”
Habitat: Open backyards and farmland.
Diet: Insects and berries.
Backyard Favorite: Live mealworms.