The bluebirds arrived back in the valley a few weeks ago. They were ready for spring.

However, Mother Nature was ready for more snow May 17. Quite a few of the little flyers were gathered together in the 3-Mile area of the Bitterroot Valley.

Bluebirds in the bush. (Mike Daniels, Townsquare Media)

The Western Meadowlarks weren't all that happy, either. And finding a snow-free place to perch seemed to be a problem for this one.

Meadowlark in snow. (Mike Daniels, Townsquare Media)