Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Mountain Bluebird

Female Mountain Bluebird (Sialia Currucoides)

This little female has created quite a stir in the southern Ontario birding community. She's rare here. In fact, it is said there has never been a Mountain Bluebird recorded here in this part of Ontario and this year there are TWO - one somewhere near Ottawa. Crazy weather patterns blew them off course, the pundits say.

Lovely from the back

So far this one has been finding plenty to eat so we'll see how long she stays here.

I am connecting to Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE

32 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

How wonderful and it is a lovely bird adn knows how topose for you.

TexWisGirl said...

very sweet!

Indrani said...

Wow! Excellent focus!

Tom said...

Pretty little thing!

Jacquelineand.... said...

How beautifully you captured her sweet grace!

eileeninmd said...

She is a beauty! And so far from home, I am glad you were able to see this beautiful Mountain Bluebird. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

pretty fellows, fellas

Karen S. said...

Love this!

Halcyon said...

Whta a cute little lady!

Rose said...

She is so beautiful! Love seeing them.

Nancy Chan said...

Very pretty. Love the rear view.

Darla said...

Wow, if the bird is so rare you are fortunate to have spotted it. Great photos.

marshaleith said...

beautiful photos of a beautiful bird...I love the little flashes of blue on the body...

Lowell said...

Well, that's impressive. You could preside over your local Audubon Society. I also think you should work on your coffee table book of Ontario birds!

kelley jensen said...

what a find for you! We have lots of blue pinion jays that fly about 10 or 15 feet above the ground in large flocks among the pinion pines. I've always enjoyed watching them.

William Kendall said...

What a pretty bird!

Ruth Hiebert said...

The Mountain Bluebird is a lovely looking bird. It seems that with shifting weather patterns all kinds of 'rare' birds are showing up.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh she's so sweet EG, it always fascinates me how these little creatures battle the elements to get where they need to go. You captured two wonderful shots of this rare little bird, well done!

Sandra said...

she is absolutely beautiful. hope she will be ok out of her habitat

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said...

What gorgeous captures. I hope she manages to thrive during the Ontario winter. Looks to be doing well so far.

Findlay Wilde said...

Those lines of aqua blue look stunning on the bird. Hope you get to see it again.

Bethany Carson said...

What a neat bird to see! I don't recall ever seeing one myself. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos!

cieldequimper said...

The hint of turquoise is to die for!

Cloudia said...

Delightful bird and news!






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Kay said...

You've recorded this visitor beautifully. I've seen male mountain bluebirds and been thrilled. I think it takes a good eye to identify the female and what a pleasure it is to see her! Those tail feathers are beautiful. (We had a northern shrike in our backyard the other day, a first for us.)

Lea said...

Beautiful!
The back view is especially lovely!
Have a great day!
Lea

Adam Jones said...

That's a stunning little bird. What a treat to have a rarity nearby.

Anvilcloud said...

Excellent photos too.

Chris Rohrer said...

Congrats!!! Aren't mountain bluebirds beautiful! The males are even more so. One of my favorite birds. This species is way off course:) Hope she stays healthy.

NatureFootstep said...

such a rare bird. And you got very nice images of her. A congrat is in order I think. :)

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Nice shots!

Marie C said...

So very exciting! I am so happy you got shots of her. That touch of blue under her wings is just beautiful! Glad you are having this visit--such a gift! And your photos are great!

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