Color me blue and orange! I learned in my research that the eastern blue bird used to be called “Robin Redbreast”, and it’s the state bird of New York state. We don’t see many bluebirds here in Corvallis unless we go out to Bald Hill and hike around the pastures. The fence lines along the paths there have many bluebird nest boxes, and if we’re lucky in the spring and on hot summer days we see them swooping through the fields. I suspect that if I was a bluebird, I’d prefer a nice hole in a tree trunk like this one. Those nest boxes look hot in the sunshine!