This morning I found a female adult Common Goldeneye at the pond. It was very shy and flew off as I tried to get some decent photos. This bird is mentioned in the creation tale in The Kalevala – Poems of the Kaleva District.
Later I was going about my rounds and I found birds that I’ve been expecting – Mountain Bluebirds – in the disturbed agricultural fields across Old Highway 80 from the Mobile Home Park. A loose flock of about 100 birds. These birds love crappy disturbed bare-earth type habitats. And the spot I found them is perfect. This is just about my favorite bird.