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 Post subject: Mountain & Western [Lifer] Bluebirds in Columbia Valley
PostPosted: Mar 21 6:36 pm 
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Columbia Valley, Chilliwack, today Feb 21-2017

I couldn't get close to these guys so some heavy cropping was involved!

Western Bluebird Male [Lifer]
ImageWestern Bluebird M1 by BirderBert, on Flickr

ImageWestern Bluebird M2 by BirderBert, on Flickr

...bath time
ImageWestern Bluebird M3 by BirderBert, on Flickr

Mountain Bluebird Male
ImageMountain Bluebird M1 by BirderBert, on Flickr

ImageMountain Bluebird M2 by BirderBert, on Flickr

MOBL Female
ImageMountain Bluebird F1 by BirderBert, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain & Western [Lifer] Bluebirds in Columbia Valley
PostPosted: Mar 22 9:43 am 
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Congrats on the lifer and all the documentation to go with it! This is one of the best times to be exploring open habitats - seeing blue is exciting from a birding standpoint, especially anywhere west of the Coast Mountains/Cascades. We just don't get to see bluebirds enough. I know reports are trickling in on Vancouver Island, so I will hopefully get lucky soon.

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain & Western [Lifer] Bluebirds in Columbia Valley
PostPosted: Mar 22 6:56 pm 
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Beautiful shots! I love the one in the water, just amazing!

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain & Western [Lifer] Bluebirds in Columbia Valley
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Great shots Bert even with the large crop. I am hoping we get a few in Nanaimo again this year.

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain & Western [Lifer] Bluebirds in Columbia Valley
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Fantastic shots. I love these birds, and haven't seen them yet, but I look forward to it!


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 Post subject: Re: Mountain & Western [Lifer] Bluebirds in Columbia Valley
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Two locations locally right now....Columbia Valley & Hope Airport. They only hang around for a week or two before heading to the mountains!

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