A thrush, the Western Bluebird is found in open lands of the American West. It’s a deep brilliant blue, rusty, and white; males are considerably brighter than the gray-brown, blue-tinged females. Birds will sits on low perches and swoops to the ground to catch insects. They nest in holes in trees or nest boxes and often gathers in small flocks to feed on insects or berries, giving their quiet, chortling calls. Photo courtesy of the Jim Serpa Photography Collection.