Signs of spring – mountain bluebirds

A pair of mountain bluebirds were flitting around a bird house west of Calgary a few days ago.  They caught my eye when I was driving past the farmland on the way to my daughter’s dance studio.  I stopped for a few minutes, watching as they appeared to be moving into their summer home.

18 responses

  1. I’ve always loved how vivid mountain bluebirds are – we typically get western bluebirds out where I’m at.

    May 16, 2018 at 12:55 pm

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  4. I’m planning on doing a special post on Pink and Blue and want to ask you for permission to use the first photo as one of the ‘blue’ photos in my post. I would credit properly with your name and provide links back to this post and to your blog home. Would this be ok with you?

    April 29, 2018 at 1:57 am

    • Hello! Thank you for your comment and requesting permission in advance. I’m happy to approve!

      I hope you have a great day!



      April 29, 2018 at 3:54 pm

      • Thanks so much Chris, ignore the email I just sent through asking the same thing. You have a great day/evening too, and thanks for sharing your stunning photography.

        April 29, 2018 at 3:59 pm

  5. Anonymous

    Fantastic photos Chris! They are all great, the first is actually stunning tho….

    April 24, 2018 at 9:31 am

  6. I’ve never considered the possibility that there were more species of bluebirds than the one I see here in Texas: silly me! Your mountain bluebird is so lovely. It seems not to have the chestnut markings of our Eastern bluebird. Its color makes it seems even more delicate, like porcelain. The light, neutral background shows them off to perfection.

    April 23, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    • Hi! You’re right the mountain bluebird males do not have the chestnut markings. Both are wonderful creatures!

      April 29, 2018 at 3:55 pm

  7. You know how to bring out the best in our feathered friends Christopher – great set!

    April 23, 2018 at 8:05 am

  8. Very, very nice!

    April 22, 2018 at 4:51 pm

  9. Stunning first photo!

    April 22, 2018 at 4:20 pm

  10. Wow! Their wings in flight look so elegant!

    April 22, 2018 at 10:29 am

  11. I love seeing the Mountain Bluebirds, my friend in Lacombe has seen a few as well. Hope you get to record the raising of a family.

    April 22, 2018 at 9:10 am

  12. Lovely pictures of this beautiful bird. (Suzanne)

    April 22, 2018 at 8:22 am

  13. The blue of the Mountain Blue Bird is so vibrant. In your first photograph I love how everything is so subtle except the bird and the wire of the fence. All beautiful images, thank you for sharing.

    April 22, 2018 at 8:11 am

  14. Anonymous

    The blues are incredible. Your photos elevate my day. Thankyou so much!

    April 22, 2018 at 8:05 am

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