By September, most of our Eastern Bluebirds in Tennessee are wandering, hanging out in open fields and woodland edges, families of bluebirds traveling together, and some flocking with other families, to teach their juveniles survival skills.
Watching bluebird families is fascinating and I decided to share some of my observations with the Journal of the North American Bluebirds Society. To my delight, the publication editor, Scott Gillihan, liked my article and published it in the 2014 Summer issue of Bluebird, Journal of the North American Bluebird Society, with the title, "Eastern Bluebird Juvenile Helpers in Two Successive Seasons."
North America Bluebird Society's website to find a wealth of information about bluebirds. In Tennessee, as well as, many southeastern states, bluebirds remain near their breeding territories during the winter months, visiting nest boxes for potential winter roost sites and in search of possible nesting sites in the spring.
The Journal, Bluebirds, is a publication that is received with membership in the North American Bluebird Society. Information about membership can be found here.
Visit my videos of juvenile helpers at this link: Bluebird Family Videos and see more blog posts about bluebird families by clicking the link.