Flying blue


Mountain Bluebirds have been with us for a short time now, but they do not appear to be as numerous as last year.  So far I have only seen the male. Maybe it is the cold weather.  Hopefully, they’ll stay a while before they move farther north.

I looked at a slice of the pictures of this bird found on the Internet and discovered that most show it perched rather than flying. However, buoyed by my experiences last year, I decided to try to catch it in flight. Unlike last year, so far there are no shots of it flying with food.

Okay, one shot of it perched, albeit one that is unusual by showing a spread tail.

Although flight shots generally show much more wing, they are more difficult to get. Photo by Cynthia Fraser.

Banking in a tight curve is a shot I did not get before.

This is one of my favourite shots.

The bluebird has an undulating flight pattern whereby it spends part time with its wing tucked.

The object of each foray is to capture the bugs and insects on ground.


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7 Responses to Flying blue

  1. Helen says:

    Absolutely beautiful, Allistair!!

  2. Denyse says:

    Superb Alistair!

  3. Allan Hobden says:

    WOW!!…great shots and special to see!! THX!

    Woodbury Allan

  4. Lorna says:

    Although they are all lovely I enjoyed the flight shots most. Beautiful. Thank you.

  5. Neville Maytom says:

    Great photos Cynthia.

  6. Karen Pidcock says:

    Thanks for these lovely flying blues, Alistair…only wish I’d see one…certainly not up in my nearby forest though…need to be down along the lake to catch them flying through.

  7. K Pidcock says:

    Thanks, Cynthia, too!!

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