Tonight I have been thinking of a few pictures that I took a few years ago of a beautiful little bird.
The pictures were taken on a cold windy Sunday afternoon just after a night of rain.
Here we have a little western bluebird (Sialia mexicana). It is a male since in has a blue throat. The female has a grey throat.
The western bluebird is a member of the Turdidae family. The American robin is also a member of this family.
This little bird is a juvenile western bluebird and does not yet have the bright colors of the adult.
Here is another male western bluebird in a tree. I like the shadows of the twigs on the breast of the bird. You can see that the day is a bit grey in this picture.
Here is another picture of the bluebird in the puddle. The bird looks so like he is really aware of his surroundings. I also like the reflection of the bird in the puddle.
Here is a closer look at the juvenile western bluebird. You can see that the feathers are fluffed up a bit for warmth. It was a cold day with the temperatures in the 40’s.
I hope that these little birds have brought some color to your day.