Another day, another bluebird!

It was a cold morning (30 degrees), but the sun was shining brightly, so I took to the trail in search of the elusive (to me) bluebird, and today, he was there, right on the nesting box where I hoped to see him. There was only one, no mate, but possibly she was inside the nesting box. One can hope, at any rate.

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Eastern bluebird
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Eastern bluebird

How can you not smile when you see these bright-eyed little birds? When the sun shines all day and a bluebird shows up to pose for his picture, the day is off to a good start!

On another note, I saw a tiny bird that I can’t identify flitting from branch to branch of an evergreen by the sledding hill. I didn’t get a good picture, but I’m posting him anyway, hoping that someone can give me an ID. He was one of the fastest moving birds I’ve encountered in a long time, and an expert at hiding behind branches.I snapped a lot of pictures, and this was the best I could do.  If you know what it is, please leave a comment.

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Thanks for joining me along the trail today.

See you soon.
Trail Walker

17 thoughts on “Another day, another bluebird!

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  1. First – Yay! You got to see the Bluebird and got some awesome photos.
    Second – I can’t see the wings, but the rest of the appearance and your description make me think it is a Golden-crowned Kinglet.

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  2. Your mystery bird is a golden-crowned kinglet. I was pretty sure of the ID even before I saw your picture, since you described their behavior perfectly.

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