Daily Archives: December 20, 2013

Mountain Bluebirds and Common Goldeneye 12-20-13

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.  

Common Goldeneye - female

Common Goldeneye – female

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.

Mountain Bluebird - adult male

Mountain Bluebird – adult male

Mountian Bluebird

Mountian Bluebird

Mountain Bluebird

Mountain Bluebird