Sunday, January 3, 2016

Large flock of Eastern Bluebirds for this western edge of their range


Yesterday I found an unusually large flock of at least 20 but more likely 30 or more Eastern Bluebirds just east of Canon City.

As we are right up next to the mountains where they are not found they are fairly uncommon in this area.

However while we do usually get some of these in the winter it is generally 5-10.

I found and photographed these on private property where they were coming down to drink from a canal that was mostly iced over.

I followed the flock as it flew over to the Pathfinder Park where they appeared to be foraging in some Russian Olive trees that had good numbers of olive fruit on them and they were fairly small in size. SeEtta