I had to go to the dentist in Odessa today. I hate that trip, but one more visit might be the final one. I say "might," because I'm under a dental curse and anything that can go wrong, does.
To make the trip less onerous, I took the scenic route, Hwy 385, through Marathon. I must have seen a thousand bluebirds. I didn't have time to stop and bird, but I did stop once or twice. One time I felt like photographing a bluebird and couldn't even get just one in the frame. When I downloaded my pictures they all had more than one bird in them. The one in the air is a Mountain Bluebird and the one perched is a Western Bluebird. I also saw several Sage Thrashers, Townsend's Solitaires, and many other things that I didn't take time to stop and ID. The juniper berries are the attractants.