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.

One for me and one for the “Mrs.”

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Pictured is a male bluebird with a mouth full of mealworms.  Squire reporters, Cliff and Nancy Hill, regularly treat a nesting pair of bluebirds to daily offerings of mealworms.  For readers who also have nesting bluebirds, this delicacy is available locally at nominal cost at Mrs. O’s Bait and Tackle Store in downtown Rockford.