What Bluebirds Do (Hardcover)

By Pamela F. Kirby

Boyds Mills Press, 9781590786147, 48pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2009



Stunning full-color photographs reveal the fascinating home life of a pair of Eastern bluebirds in this John Burroughs Nature Books for Young Readers Award winner. A sky-blue male and his young mate perch and flutter as they select the perfect place to lay their eggs and raise their chicks--a nest box built especially for them. Soon, hatchlings gape hungrily for their next meal. The mother alights at the opening with a beak full of worms. Later, the father launches himself from the nest box, carrying away a chick-dropping-in-a-sack. As the chicks grow, fledge, and learn to find food on their own, award-winning photographer Pamela Kirby is there, capturing close-ups and action shots. Through her photos and simple text, she enthralls young readers with the natural beauty and amazing behaviors of these beloved backyard birds.
"There is no other book like What Bluebirds Do. It will capture adults and children alike." --Helen Munro, President and Editor North Carolina Bluebird Society.

About the Author

Pamela Kirby has been published in numerous national photography magazines and has received awards and recognition from the National Wildlife Federation Photography Awards, the Pilsner Urquell International Photography Awards, and Birder's World Photo Contest. She lives in Gibsonville, North Carolina.