Thin, straight bill
Cobalt blue on upperparts and throat
Reddish-brown breast, flanks and center of back
Gray-brown with blue tinge on head, wings and tail
Pale chestnut colour on breast and flanks
Solid gray throat and belly
Listen to its call.
Three of these birds (two males and a female) were perched on a fence in a field north of Blenkinsop Lake yesterday afternoon. They were quite a distance away, the fence being on the opposite side of the field from the the trail, but were still visible to the naked eye (when you knew what you were looking for). Flashes of the brilliant blue of the males could be seen as they flew back and forth between the fence posts and the ground foraging for food.
Learn more about the Western Bluebird.