As of today, 8 January 2012, the Mountain Bluebirds in New York’s Suffolk County and Ontario’s Wellington County are both being seen. Both have stuck it out for awhile now and neither shows any signs of moving on, odd for birds that, from what I understand, tend to stick for a brief time when they are out of range. Anyone care to proffer an explanation?
John Vendermuelen has some shots of Ontario’s bird from yesterday and I have one of New York’s bird from today.
Now if only a Mountain Plover would show up…
Very cool sighting.
It’s an Eastern Bluebird that flew over a chimney. Big deal.
Four beautiful bluebirds were feeding on the berries in my woods this morning. Delaware
It seems to me that the first vagrant Mountain Bluebird I saw in Pennsylvania back in the 1980s not only stuck around for quite a while but apparently came back again the next year.