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Old 07-18-2011, 11:21 AM   #21
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dapjwy, If you are seeing them over a longer summer period like this they must have breed nearby. Young look more like females. The males start to show blue and various amounts of brown streaking can be visible.
The first time I saw a blue bunting male in a city garden I thought someones pet had gotten loose. a friend told me what it was. Wildlife gardening introduced me to many birds that I thought did not wander cities.
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