40 thoughts on “Mighty Hunter

  1. Lovely photo, Mike. I really like seeing the beautiful mountain bluebird in the grass, for they do not often visit the ground as much as they perch. You captured his color wonderfully. 😀

    1. Thanks Jet, we spent some time watching these guys going from their perch down into the grass to hunt. They only spent a short time on the ground as you have noticed. Hope you have a great weekend.

  2. Hi, Mike and Christine: Good blog! The photos are excellent–good composition, good lighting and color, everything. As I’m sure you know. those are all tough things to get in nature photography; it takes a lot more patience than most folks think. I’m assuming it’s okay that I repost on my Facebook page. I just signed up to receive new posts that you have in the future. –Gary Kimsey, garykimsey@yahoo.com, poudreriver.org

    1. Hi Garry, Thanks for all the kind words they are very appreciated. Glad you will be following along with our journey so to speak. Feel free to link to our posts in any way as we love sharing what we see. You must be in the Ft Collins/northern Colorado area with a website about the Poudre river? Both Christy and I have spent a part of lives in Fort Collins. Anyway have a wonderful afternoon and enjoy what looks to be a great weekend.

  3. Hard to think of such a beautiful blue little bird as a mighty hunter, so thank you for the reminder of their other abilities. Gorgeous shot!

  4. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature

    I love the mountain bluebirds. They used to nest here every year, but sadly the population is dwindling. I miss them.

    1. I am sorry to hear about the declining population of these guys in your area. Perhaps a program of building nest boxes is in order as in many places the starling have stolen their traditional nesting holes.

        1. HI, those are great questions which I do not know the answers to. Both are plausible answers to that coloration. I would suspect we rurally do not know the answer except that some evolutionary pressure drove them to be so blue. So, survival depended upon it.

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