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Unique Peek At Feathered Friends
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Unique Peek At Feathered Friends

Rockford residents and Rockford Squire correspondents, Cliff and Nancy Hill captured this rare glimpse into mealtime for a bird family.

You can see more of their story (below) in this week's edition of The Rockford Squire.

This beautiful male bluebird is reaching deep into a glass dessert dish in order to pick-up offered wax worms/mealworms.  Mr. Bluebird is capable of handling 6 at a time in order to return to a nearby nesting box where Mrs. Bluebird and 6 fledgling chicks await.

If you are fortunate enough to have a nesting bluebird family on your property, you can purchase mealworms locally at Mrs. O's Bait & Tackle in downtown Rockford. Bluebirds love these tasty little morsels so much that they oftentimes can be coaxed to feed directly from your hand. photos by Cliff Hill   p.s. Mealworms/wax worms can be purchased at any bait & tackle store selling live bait.
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