Bluebird Battle

This spring I monitored a nest that has always been active with bluebirds. This year a house sparrow decided to take over the nest. These two birds were at it for weeks over the nest. The sparrow would just sit in the hole and the bluebird would land and watch it. There were fights when the sparrow left the nest. Made for some interesting images.

Nikon D500 Nikon 200-500, ISO 640, F8 and 1/500th.

Comments and critiques please. Not a real fine art bird image but it does capture some interesting behavior.

You may only download this image to demonstrate post-processing techniques.

I love the story told here with the image. Very cool behavioral image. I think it would be a bit better cropped a bit tighter if the image will support it, but a fine image anyway.

The story is very clear in this image, and I like the small in the frame birds, Andrew You might take a bit off the right and some off both the top and bottom to put the birds in the upper right 1/3 position,but it still works well as posted.