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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Somewhere Saturday - Mountain Blues

In July I had a brief visit the the southern Okanagan Valley and spent one delightful afternoon in the mountains above Osoyoos. The lovely blue butterfly above is the first butterfly I have identified using my field guide. It is a Western Tailed-Blue (Cupido amyntula). And occupying the same little mountain dell was a flock of very shy Mountain Bluebirds (Sialia currucoides). I suspect this is a female of the species since the male is more brightly colored.


PerthDailyPhoto said...

Both these pictures are delightful Ben, the little Mountain Blue is so pretty!

Paul in Powell River said...

Lovely shot on the Western Teiled-Blue! - and the Bluebird is definitely the female.

JoJo said...

What a gorgeous butterfly! Great shots!