It's impossible to imagine that intense color if you haven't seen it. I
was with a group of experienced and well-traveled birders when I saw the
one I saw in Utah, and everybody just became totally silent and sat
there looking at it with their mouths hanging open until it flew off.
The bird is still being seen in Gloucester as of this AM.
On 11/12/2012 11:32 AM, Jean Arrowsmith wrote:
> After a white knuckle drive on the back side of Pike's Peak, where the
> one lane road with no guardrails turned snow-covered, down onto Phantom
> Canyon's paved road, 5 Mountain Bluebirds perched on a fence-rail took
> my breath away. No traffic, so I pulled over sharply and just gazed.
> And decided they were worth the trip.
> Which is to say, the trip to Mass. would be worth it if successful.
> Good Luck!
> Jean Arrowsmith in AZ