IroquoisArcher
Just a couple and last 2 are for Woodys help.
So deer are hitting the bird feeder so set a cam by the woods...and of course last 2 days they stay away.
Is this an Eastern Bluebird? If so is first I've had here. Was planning on setting a cam down where a guy has a ton of bluebird houses.
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woody meristem
It certainly is a bluebird, a male. The females are duller, with less red on the breast. It must be pretty desperate to be eating seeds, in the winter they usually eat fruit (small crabapples, grapes, rose hips, and the like). If you want to feed the poor guy, try raisins. They roost in tree cavities and nest boxes in the winter, often several birds in one hole. If you can set a camera close to the box you should get them as they enter in the evening or go out in the morning. 
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IroquoisArcher
Figured it was but it was slightly different from my book, more orange on the breast then the red in my book.
Thanks for the info. Neighbor thought she saw one last summer but was only a glimpse and she was thinking Indigo Bunting.
Was planning last year on putting the house (plans shoed hole size is different, smaller, as other birds will use it if larger plus the drain holes or on screen. Never seen one here in almost 27 years.
Thanks for the tip on raisins. Right now will be tough as in 3 days supposed to get accumulating snow...again.
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Vonfoust
That's a nice catch Jon!  We had a couple around for awhile as the neighbors have houses out for them.  Thanks for the raisins tip Woody.  Will try that at my feeder.  Will they eat raisins during the summer as well?
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IroquoisArcher
Thanks Chris. Wish the pic. would have turned out sharper. I tried putting out raisins but nothing seemed interested for the few days it was out till we got snow again and it covered everything.
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woody meristem
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Will they eat raisins during the summer as well?


In the summer they primarily feed on insects; they often catch them on the ground after spotting them from a perch on a low branch or fence. If they ate fruit in the summer they'd probably prefer ripe fruit like black cherry or mulberries.
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hydiseka
Bluebirds really enjoy mealworms also Jon
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