I went out to check on Venus and the moon this morning, but they were blocked by clouds. However, I got a clear view of Jupiter with four of its moons.
No one could I identify this bird I posted on July 5th. The bird is small and around 200 feet from me when I took the photo. Now I think it’s a juvenile Western Bluebird.
Juvenile Western Bluebirds up close and personal.
Buddy finally got de-coned. I was in the field this morning, so by the time I got to see Buddy, he had worn himself out. He may have to wear the cone again when he gets his eyelid fixed. But that’s a month away.
61 thoughts on “The Mystery Bird Identified?”
Jupiter and 4 moons without a telescope? Very nice. And good call on the bird ID. Juveniles and females of many species are tricky to identify.
The young bluebirds are adorable! The bird on the wire does look like one of their kind. Poor little Buddy has been through a lot. I hope he recovers quickly from the upcoming eyelid surgery.
Beautiful bluebird captures!
That certainly seems to be a Bluebird. I always want to pat
all birds on their backs and make them boing on their legs! It’s a thing. They’re all so flippin’ cute! The large, majestic ones may take a finger for said attempted boinging, however. Great photos, all of them.
Thanks, Dawn. Boing away.
Yep, agree that is a juvi bluebird with those spots. Good news for Buddy – let’s hope he gets plenty of play in before he has to do another round with the “code of shame”
They are cute. Thanks, Brian.
Beautiful birds! Buddy does look worn out.
He was. Thanks, Michele.
Lovely photos of Jupiter. Amazing. I adore those little birds, and Buddy, well, cute as always.
Nice starsshots, and. Maybe that birb is a new hybrid..
Thanks, JacoB. I think it’s a plain old Western Bluejay.
So the mistery is solved… and Buddy looks very relaxed 😉
Buddy was tired. Thanks, Rudi.
What a great picture of Jupiter and 4 moons – so clear. I’m glad Buddy has lost his cone.
Seems like Buddy is recovering – that’s good!
He’s all happy. Thanks, JYP.
These are wonderful pics and Buddy so looks like..thank god….
You always keep impressing me with your stunning photographs of our planets and space. I never heard of this beautiful bird and glad to see Buddy is de-coned!
Thanks, Herman. I try to keep up with the universe.
Wow, you even got the moons aligned!
Beautiful birdy photos and Buddy looks ready for a nap!
He was napping. Thanks, Marina.
Was für ein wunderschöner Vogel und so faszinierende Fotos!
Poor Buddy. I hope his eyelid surgery goes smoothly. I love the series of bird photos. They have such expressive postures!
Thanks, Liz. I’m sure it will. It’s supposed to be simple surgery.
You’re welcome, Tim.
WOW! Jupiter and four moons? You blow me away every day, Tim.
Those little birdies are adorable.
And poor Buddy.
Thanks, Dale. Those birds were so cute.
They really are 🙂
Spectacularly clear and dazzling photo of Jupiter and its four moons, Timothy. Also nice to see the juvenile bluebirds, such a happy sign of summer.
Thanks, Jet. The juvis are really cute.
Nice image of Jupiter et al. It is enjoyable making a new ID on a bird! (or insect or plant or anything!)
Thanks, Maj & Sher. What was interesting about this is I photograph the Western Bluebirds all the time, and have posted photos of them. But the juvenile taken from a distance stumped everyone, even the Merlyn Bird app. I had not seen the juveniles up close before, so once I did I realized that was the mystery bird.
Love the birds… and Buddy looks like he has worn himself out too 🙂 Must be a great feeling to get his huge head cone off 🙂
Buddy made a flying leap onto my lap this morning when he came running into my office. He’s feeling much better. Thanks, Sue.
Wonderful Tim 👍
Beautifully captured photos of cute birds💕 and good to know that buddy got de-coned 🙂
Buddy is so happy. Thanks, Saima.
That’s great 👍😍
I wonder if I could have seen Jupiter. Probably not. I was sleeping. Buddy looks so cute. I had a cat named Buddy. Feel better Buddy!
Jupiter is bright. You can hardly miss it. But you have to get up early. Buddy’s back to normal. Thanks, Becky.
That’s good to hear
Wow Jupiter looked cool and love the cute little blue birds Tim and poor buddy.. they always look a little worse for wear because of their eyes but so adorable💖
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Between the moons of Jupiter, the bluebirds and Buddy… you just made by day!
Allwasy happy to make your day. Thanks, Nancy.
That shot of Jupiter and 4 moons is amazing.
That little bluebird is so sweet! Thank you, Tim!
You are welcome, Resa.
Wonderful shots of those bluebirds … Ah that Buddy sure is a cute pooch