Thursday 14 November 2013

Glen Valley Mountain Bluebirds

Nov 14 2013.  Glen Valley Langley /Abbotsford border/Lefeuvre Rd on Marsh-McCormick Rd.
Thanks to birder John Vooys who first spotted the birds, I and others were able to photograph two Mountain Bluebirds at the above location Thursday. How long they will hang around no one knows.
According to what I have read, Mountain bluebirds are quite common in the Spring (I have never seen them in the Fraser Valley) but are uncommon at this time of year. Anyway it was great to get these shots in and get some fresh air at the same time.

Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides) Female?

The out of focus cranberry fields behind set off the colours of this beautiful bird.

The other bird is either a juvenile or female. Any takers?


  1. John, great capture! They are very pretty!

  2. Hi John,

    Great pictures!

    My wife, Sandi Buis, first saw one Mountain Bluebird on November 9th. I reported her sighting to the Fraser Valley rare bird alert.

    John Vooys says he was alerted of the birds by Ed Klassen on Nov. 13th.

    We've been posting updates on:

    They were still there as of this morning.


    Chris Buis

  3. We have seen this very bird in our backyard in Northern KY., once but maybe twice a few springs ago. Never seen him again. Bummer! Is it unusual for him to be this far East?