Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Mountain Bluebird

I am linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes

For this week's wild bird I am sharing the Mountain Bluebirds seen in the Rocky Mountain National Park.. It was not a lifer but I just love the bluebirds.. My first sighting of this pretty bluebird was on a trip to the Tetons/Yellowstone.  



 Above is not the greatest of photos, I just love their open wings and the grasses.  Hubby and I sat and watched a flock of maybe 20 or more bluebirds passing thru this field in the park..I read that they hover over the ground and fly down to catch insects..


This is the female Mountain Bluebird, isn't she pretty..They are turquoise blue with white underbellies. The females are a duller blue with a grey crown, throat and back.



The sky was awful in this shot, but a lot of the bluebirds landed in this tree along with a Flicker and some other small birds.  Sorry, I could not mange better photos, the birds were a distance away in the field shared with some elk.. I was not going to walk into the field with these huge elk standing there.



Thanks for stopping by my post and for all the nice comments.

Join in and post your birdies and to see more beautiful and wonderful bird photos please visit:
 Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday and Michelle's  Nature Notes.  Thanks to both of our hosts... Michelle for Nature Notes and our host Stewart of Wild Bird Wednesday.  Happy Birding and have a wonderful week!

54 comments:

  1. She is beautiful, and as I have a few times tried to get photos of birds, know how very hard it can be. In the trees, perching together, super one with all the bare branches, Cheers, Jean.

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  2. hello
    merci de votre passage
    ces oiseaux sont magnifique
    en France nous n'avons pas
    d'oiseaux avec d'aussi belles couleurs
    bonne journée
    je m'inscris à votre blog il est trop beau
    à très bientôt
    bisous
    edith (iris)

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  3. The female is a beauty--so "soft" in color. Have a wonderful week, Eileen!

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  4. what a gorgeous blue bird. what a neat bright color. ( :

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  5. Hello Eileen!
    Amazing captures of this beautiful bird!Her colours are so preety!!Have a lovely week!!
    (I love your new header!!)
    Dimi...

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  6. you apologized for that shot?

    I loved it.

    You should edit this and rave about the wonderful mood set by the stark sky and the tortured tree gnarled by time.

    Just saying.

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  7. I do like the colour and movement in that first picture.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  8. HI Eileen This is a beautiful little birds and I can understand why you watched them so much.

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  9. What wonderful bluebirds! I know how hard it is to get the bird captured with your camera. These are delightful, especially the ones with a bit of movement.

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  10. Congrats Eileen, this is truly a find!

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  11. What a lovely blue bird. God's creatures are all beautiful.

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  12. i like the uplifted wings in the first shot

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  13. Hi Eileen,
    Beautiful perception of this Bluebird.
    Well done.
    Best regards, Irma

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  14. I have recently become enamored with Eastern Bluebirds so I'm sitting here loving these Mountain Bluebirds!

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  15. i love their duskier shade of blue compared to the eastern blues.

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  16. They are beautiful birds, and sounds like a beautiful experience, too, with those pretty grasses and wildlife around you!

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  17. I know what you mean about the elk in RMNP, Eileen! They are pretty aggressive this time of the year as they are mating. You did a good job sighting birds in the park, which is not always easy, as it is so large and there are many small bird predators there.

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  18. Hi Eileen,
    I donn't often watch birds but I need to relax so perhaps I'll learn something through you and your blog. Love the bluebird, she is pretty.
    Cindy

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  19. Magical. I suppose they were migrating? And you're right: they do hover! Once I took a little video of a bluebird doing that; I'd never seen the bluebirds in the midwest do that. It was hawk-like behavior.

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  20. Love them! Are they closely related to the Eastern Bluebird?

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  21. it's not always about the picture that we capture, but more about sharing the joy of a moment!!

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  22. I always love it when people share their vacation photos. I'm enjoying yours.

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  23. They're beautiful! I've never seen one in person.

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  24. Thanks for sharing such beautiful pictures of such a beautiful bird.

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  25. I got to see them in Wyoming near Devils Tower. Here at home we have the Western Bluebird. Thank you for visiting my Roseate Spoonbill.

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  26. Yes, she is beautiful..... I want to see a bluebird for myself someday.... Michelle

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  27. Good shots..I love the bluebirds..We only get a pair or two at a time..You have great places to see them..

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  28. I have seen both types of bluebirds quite often... but never have I ever seen a flock of them ! What a wonderful experience. Beautiful birds -- thank you for sharing... just love these birds.

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  29. Hi, Dearest Eileen; Wow, I LOVE the first picture of mountain bluebirds opening their wings over the grasses♡♡♡

    ps. So sorry for my belated comment. So tied up and pc trouble took my time(^^;)
    Hope you are having a wonderful week!

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

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  30. Fantastic bird images, you did them very well.

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  31. aw, she's lovely! great find, eileen.

    have a beautiful day!
    xo

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  32. Amazingly beautiful birds!
    At first, on pic N°1, I thought I was seeing butterflies!! LOL!
    I dream to see this species!
    Have a good day, Eileen!

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  33. They certainly are lovely birds. I love the feeling of motion in your first shot. Have a great day Eileen :)

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  34. I find seeing blue on birds thrilling. What a wonder to see so many in one place.

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  35. That little female is darling. Love the soft shade of blue she has. I liked the shot in the tree, it's rather artistic looking. I wouldn't mess with Elk either. Hope you got pictures of them too.

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  36. such soft looking plumage in the second one....

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  37. Your bluebirds are wonderful! Love that turquoise on the female!

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  38. Mountain Bluebirds are the bomb!!! Congrats! They can be tricky sometimes when trying to get a photo. Luckily I've had a few land right in front of me.....but my first time, I wanted to soak in all that BLUE closer!

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  39. Hi Eileen, Yes, the Mountain Bluebirds are lovely and different than our Eastern Bluebirds. I really like both equally. Have a pleasant day tomorrow! Great photographs, by the way!

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  40. Thank you for the prayers for the Robinsons from church. The baby boy is doing well since his surgery the day before the fundraiser, and we are all hopeful this will hold.

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  41. Wise decision to not go into the field with the elk! Sometimes you just have to go with what you can get.

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  42. Lovely little birds. The blue colour is very pretty.

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  43. i love the bluebirds, they are so beautiful.

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  44. A whole tree full...you lucky dog!!!!...:)JP

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  45. What a great variety of things you found!! I love to know the names of everything I see, but, alas, I have learned to be happy with just seeing (and snapping) them.

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