Friday, June 11, 2010

Happy little Blue Birds

Sunset Hill Farm County Park is covered in Blue Birds this year. I have never seen so many...somebody apparently raised a family.

This little one was hanging around on a post enjoying the day. 

His feathers are not really blue...if you see him go into a shady spot he will look like a different, dull colored bird. His feathers contain air pockets that refract light like a prism. He appears blue because that is the color that is refracted.

Source: Indiana DNR Naturalist Program  

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