Return

First western bluebird sighting of 2012–March 6, Reecer Creek north of Ellensburg. They launch off the rusty barbed wire fence skimming low to the ground. The females and yearlings are so drab that for a moment I think they must be some other kind of bird. But then I catch the radiant blue flash of feathers that have been in the tropics…

I was so happy to see them that I couldn’t help drawing curly wingtips. That’s my bit of delight, expressing itself in a departure from verisimilitude.