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:

Nancy J said...

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.

Kerri Farley said...

She is lovely! Happy Tuesday!

iris said...

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)

Sue said...

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

✿ chica said...

Maravilhosos! Adorei! bjs, chica

Beth, ...".E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

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

DIMI said...

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

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

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.

Stewart M said...

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

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Margaret Adamson said...

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

Leora said...

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.

Maria said...

Congrats Eileen, this is truly a find!

Linda Kay said...

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

Sandra said...

i like the uplifted wings in the first shot

Irma said...

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

EG CameraGirl said...

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

TexWisGirl said...

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

Karen said...

She's a lovely soft shade.

amanda | wildly simple said...

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

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

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.

Cindy said...

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

Kerry said...

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.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

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

Debbie said...

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

Linda W. said...

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

Brian King said...

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

Munir said...

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

Our photos said...

Beautiful colored birds !

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

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.

Rambling Woods said...

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

Happyone said...

Yes, she sure is pretty.

Missy George said...

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

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

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.

orchid Miyako said...

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*

Bob Bushell said...

Fantastic bird images, you did them very well.

Betty Manousos said...

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

have a beautiful day!
xo

Noushka said...

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!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Beautiful Eileen!!

DeniseinVA said...

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

Arija said...

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

Ida said...

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.

Stephanie said...

Lovely!

BumbleVee said...

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

Marie said...

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

Chris Rohrer said...

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!

wildlifewatcher said...

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!

Pat said...

Such lovely birds.

Marie said...

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.

Elaine said...

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

Gunilla Bäck said...

Lovely little birds. The blue colour is very pretty.

Felicia said...

i love the bluebirds, they are so beautiful.

A Quiet Corner said...

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

bettyl-NZ said...

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.

Liz said...

What a sweet bird!

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