Dan Tallman’s Chook Weblog: Western Bluebird


On 18 February 2022, Erika and I looked for Western Bluebirds at two prairie preserves south of Olympia. The species is keen on the forest/prairie interface. We struck out on the Scatter Creek Recreation space, however have been delighted to search out at the very least ten at Mima Mounds State Park. 

The bluebirds perched on low bushes. The birds flew right down to the bottom, apparently feeding on bugs or fruit. Western Bluebirds are acknowledged by their brown backs and blue throats. Simply to be complicated, some males have blue backs. The females are grey birds that fluctuate within the brightness of their chestnut breasts, and present various shades of grey or blue on their heads and again.



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