Documentation of Eastern Bluebird

Observer Information

Reporter:  Laurie Duke  32300 County Rd. 15,   ELIZABETH, CO  80107
Other Observers: 

Species, Date, Time and Location Information

Species:  Eastern Bluebird
First Date/Time:  9/23/2023 10:00:00 AM
Last Date/Time:  9/23/2023 10:10:00 AM
Duration (total time in view):  10
County:  Elbert
Specific Location:  Elizabeth
Number:  1
Age:  Adult
Sex:  Male
Plumage:  Breeding



Viewing Conditions

Optics:  binoculars
Distance:  150 feet
Light:  favorable, morning light, partly cloudy

Description of the Bird

1 Eastern Bluebird flying over creek bed, landing on top branch of willow tree, singing off and on for 10 minutes.  Merlin recognized song as Eastern Bluebird. Observers notice white belly with rufous chest and sides. Back was mostly blue. Absence of rusty scapulars.

Similar Species Discussion

Western Bluebird was considered, but the call was not indicative of a Western Bluebird.  There was no visible rusty color on scapular.  It was a single bird.  No other bluebirds were seen or heard.

Previous Experience

First time I have seen an Eastern Bluebird in this area.


Notes made DURING observation

Materials Available

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Date Documentation Submitted

9/23/2023 2:50:00 PM
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