The Mountain Bluebird is the state bird of Idaho. I captured this male Mountain Bluebird in late April, during our first camping trip of the season, at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve. He was such a beautiful, striking blue! I was just amazed at seeing him. We've lived in Idaho for a while and I've never gotten close enough for a decent photo of one of these birds and I've usually only seen the female. We were walking on a nature trail when I spotted him. I saw his mate, too. The female is more of a gray with blue on it's wings and tail.