Mountain Bluebird juvenile in MontanaJuvenile Mountain Bluebird in Montana – Nikon D300, f6.3, 1/1000, ISO 640, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light

Last month and this month I wrote about Mountain Bluebirds in several posts that included images of adult males and females, today I am posting one image of the many fledglings I saw last week. The Mountain Bluebirds did well this season in Beaverhead County judging from all of the young that I saw. They are pretty little birds.

I was delighted to see so many post-breeding flocks of adults and fledglings this trip, last year the Mountain Bluebirds didn’t do so well because of a very late cold snap and snow in the valley.