Just imagine: How would you feel if, after discovering a cavity in a tree containing a nest full of baby Mountain Bluebirds, you saw a Pygmy Nuthatch feeding the chicks? That’s the situation retired software engineer Steve Zamek found himself in a couple summers ago. He tells what happened in an article in our June 2016 issue, available now at Barnes & Noble and on other newsstands.
We liked Steve’s story so much that we thought we’d gather some of our favorite photos of Mountain Bluebirds.
We like this unusual rear view of a male Mountain Bluebird, taken in June 2014 by captbub at Yellowstone National Park, because it lets us see the bird's plain blue tail and rump, and the dark tips of the wing feathers.
The June 2016 issue of BirdWatching Magazine, containing Steve Zamek’s article about the Pygmy Nuthatch and the Mountain Bluebirds, is on sale now at Barnes & Noble and other newsstands. The issue is also available on your favorite digital device.
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