I spent yesterday morning and part of the afternoon traveling the Gravelly Range Road in Montana and it was spectacular and I am so very glad I got to see all of the wondrous scenery that the range has to offer.
I was also delighted to photograph this juvenile Mountain Bluebird on the way to Gravelly Range early in the morning. These were my first images of juvenile Mountain Bluebirds this year and to find one that cooperated was great. The young bluebird had flown down to the ground to capture an insect of some sort, unfortunately I didn’t get an image that showed what the prey was.
There was an adult male Mountain Bluebird nearby which I assume was the parent of this youngster.
At this age very little of the blue that makes a bluebird a bluebird shows but it won’ be long until this juvenile will be as blue as the Montana sky.
And speaking of the Montana sky I couldn’t resist posting one image of the views with Lupines that I saw yesterday on the Gravelly Range Road. Elevations of the Gravelly Range Road are from to 7,400 to 9,500 feet and there are open subalpine grasslands and mixed coniferous forests along with stunning views of other mountain ranges including the Centennial, Ruby and Madison ranges.
It was a fantastic day under the bluebird skies of Montana.
Life is good.
Stay tuned for more images from the Gravelly Range Road.