Yesterday while looking for birds to photograph I was enchanted by this Mercur Canyon Mountain Bluebird male while in Tooele County, Utah. He was fairly cooperative and perched on top of a Utah Juniper for a few minutes allowing me close looks at him through my lens. I don’t see many Mountain Bluebirds here during the winter but it really hasn’t been much of a winter here so far.
Mercur Canyon is famous for the mining ghost town of Mercur further up the road than where I photographed this bluebird. During this time of the year when the sun is low on the southern horizon the sunlight never fully reaches the bottom of the canyon for much of the way so the opportunities for photographing birds in nice light are diminished.
I’m glad this bluebird was perched where the light was lovely.
Life is good.
P.S. Mercur and Mercur Canyon were also known as Lewiston and Lewiston Canyon.