Beaumont Birdie Passport
Birthdate: July 30
Currently Resides: Chambers House
Perched erect on a post, he scans the ground for prey,
Swooping down to eat insects, his short legs capture and slay.
Deep blue feathers with brick-red on the throat and breast,
Homer searches for a meadow with a man-made box for his nest.
Did you know? While perched close together, pairs of Eastern Bluebirds may preen each other's feathers and the male may feed the female.
The Eastern Bluebird is a small thrush with a big, rounded head, large eye, plump body, and alert posture. The wings are long, but the tail and legs are fairly short. The bill is short and straight. Eastern Bluebirds perch erect on wires, posts, and low branches in open country, scanning the ground for prey. They feed by dropping to the ground onto insects or, in fall and winter, by perching on fruiting trees to gulp down berries. Bluebirds commonly use nest boxes as well as old woodpecker holes.
Does much foraging by perching low and fluttering down to ground to catch insects, often hovering to pick up items rather than landing. Also catches some insects in mid-air, and may take some while hovering among foliage. Feeds on berries by perching or making short hovering flights in trees.
Built in 1906 by a local lumberman, the house was sold to the Chambers family in 1914. C. Homer and Edith Fuller Chambers moved into the home with their two young daughters, Ruth, 11 and Florence, 16 months old. The family cherished this home for the rest of their lives.
The collection inside contains nearly all of the original family furniture and artifacts, most dating to a 1924 remodel. Very little was thrown away and they rarely purchased anything new. A truly unique tour awaits anyone wishing to see how an upper middle class family lived life during the 1920’s through 1940’s time period. Learn More
5 years and over: $5.00
4 years and under: Free
School Group Tours: $1 per student (advanced notice required)
For more information, please call (409) 832-4010