Bringing home the bacon

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. Photo by CLIFF HILL

About Squire News
The Squire has been Rockford’s free weekly newspaper since 1871. Our loyal readership includes over fifteen thousand homes in the Rockford area, including the affluent Lakes area of Lake Bella Vista, Bostwick Lake and Silver Lake; Belmont, Blythefield, as well as Algoma, Courtland, Cannon and Plainfield Townships. The Squire is distributed through the U.S. Post Office every Thursday. We also deliver to in-town businesses and homes with paper carriers and news stands in our grocery stores and over thirty local shops.

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