Cynthia Sheffield — June 18, 08:24AM
I Saw the Mountain BlueBird Where I Live
I have seen the Mountain BlueBird on two occasions now and don't know how to get your attention as this is extremely rare where I live. I first saw the mountain bluebird in the spring 2019 on my own property at 154 Sandstone Dr., Union Mills, NC 28167. Yesterday, June 17, 2019 while driving home I saw the mountain bluebird on Willowby Run, Union Mills, NC 28167!! On both occasions that I got to see this incredible beautiful blue bird I was in shock because I know this bird is not to be found where I live. We have the Eastern Bluebird here and have bird houses for that particular bluebird. So there was no mistaking the difference in color and the fact that the mountain bluebird is a vivid blue all over!!! Also I noted it is smaller than the Eastern bluebird to which we are accustomed to seeing. I don't know how to report this rare sighting!
Filmore — June 18, 06:13AM
Perhaps you saw an Indigo Bunting?
BirdBrains1 — June 18, 06:20AM
Now that you bring this up, yes it is possible.
Bill — June 18, 01:21PM
I don't know what the problem is. Just submit a checklist and select to view rarities. If Mountain Bluebird is still not an option you can add it. A reviewer will see your list and be notified. Having a picture would help though.
BirdBrains1 — June 19, 08:34AM
I received a phone call from Cornell Lab and without photographs of course no one can really identify what I have seen. I am bummed about this because the odds of me capturing this bird on camera are zero. I was told that the Indigo Bunting is in my area. Hopefully I will have the camera with me the next time and have it ready in time to capture a photo.