Bluebirds are attractive birds with blue or blue and red plumage. Both the male and female species have similar patterns although female bluebirds tend to have a slightly less bright color than the males. Bluebirds often thrive in open grasslands. In the last decades, however, there has been an estimated decline of bluebirds because of unsuccessful competition with house sparrows and starlings as well as a decline in habitat.
The bluebird’s diet mainly consists of insects and berries. During the nesting season, the bluebird prefers insects and during fall and winter they tend to switch to berries. They also eat raisins, sunflower chips, and meal worms. Bluebirds are rarely seen in feeders because their beaks are not designed for cracking open seeds. Nevertheless they can still be attracted to feeders. Bluebird feeders are designed to make it harder for larger birds to reach the food. Feeders should be placed in an area easily seen by the bluebird.
Don’t forget to put mealworms in your bird feeder as bluebirds love mealworms. During the winter season, you can combine peanut butter, oats, cornmeal, and a few fruits and blend them as a food mixture for the bluebirds. You can also freeze leftover mixtures for later use.