Photo of the Day: Eastern Bluebird

By Hazel Erikson

Photo of the Day: Eastern Bluebird

Hazel Erikson grabs a great shot without leaving the house.

By Todd Petty
Published: 04/04/2014

Hazel Erikson's gorgeous photo of a pair of eastern bluebirds feeding on fresh berries was taken from the comfort of her own home in Norris Lake, Tennessee. Erikson has a strategy that brings award-winning bird photos to her: She looks for logs with character, drills large holes in them, then fills the holes with food. She sets up her camera on a tripod inside a nearby window and waits for the birds to discover the food. While working at her computer, she keeps an eye trained on the outdoors so that she doesn't miss any great shots--like this one.

This image was a Top 100 photo from the 2013 Audubon Magazine Photography Awards. To see all of the photos, click here.

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Todd Petty

Todd Petty is a reporter at Audubon Magazine.

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