The closest stop sign is over a mile away and the first traffic light is 5+ miles down the road. A visit to the grocery store is almost 30 miles round trip. It's quiet here; just the sound of toads and coyotes at night. It seems very still, but when you look close there's always something happening. Read on about a few things we've noticed over the past few years.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Mountain Bluebird

The Mountain Bluebird is a migratory bird that lives in Western North America.  It travels as far North as Alaska down to Mexico. They mainly eat insects and berries. These birds hover over the ground to catch bugs. They may forage in flocks in winter when they mainly eat grasshoppers. Mountain Bluebirds will come to a platform feeder for live meal worms, berries, or peanuts.  They are usually not disturbed by humans and can be easily banded because of this.  This picture is of a male, the females are grey with touches of blue on the end of their wings.  The bird's bright blue color is sure to brighten a bird watchers day.

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