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Old 11-17-2009, 02:07 PM   #241
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I think a Blue Grosbeak
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Old 11-17-2009, 02:23 PM   #242
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Grosbeaks come in shades of blue? We'll I'll be darned. I never knew that!

Thanks for the information Sage.
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Old 11-17-2009, 11:19 PM   #243
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If it is a Blue Grosbeak it would be a rare sighting for your area BooBoo. A blue bird that is common in your area however is the Indigo Bunting. They are very similar to the grosbeak, but they lack the russet color on the wings that the grosbeak has. Also a grosbeak has darker blue coloring whereas the bunting has bright blue so I think it's actually an Indigo Bunting.
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Old 11-18-2009, 12:04 AM   #244
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I think you're right Maggy! I just compared the two. Thanks!
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Old 11-18-2009, 01:25 AM   #245
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They're supposed to be in my area but I've only seen one once and I was all but plastered against my window getting a good long look at it.
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Old 11-18-2009, 02:18 PM   #246
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MaggieNoLia-
I just did a comparison of the two birds as well, and I believe you're correct.....it's an Indigo bunting.

Still....the Indigo bunting is a new bird in my gardens for me, so I'm pretty thrilled.

The blue was so vivid and I was simply transfixed watching it enjoy sunflower seeds.

Thanks for the bird identification assistance all!

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Old 11-18-2009, 10:03 PM   #247
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BooBoo one big help with me or the clincher is to listen to the song of the bird as well, especially when there are several possibilities. If he sang for you, listening to the audio on the links both Sage and I gave you can give answers sometimes that the eyes can't.
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Old 11-21-2009, 01:20 PM   #248
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MaggieNoLia-
Thanks for the bird song advice. Next time I see the blue looking bird, I'll ask him or her to nestle up to my hearing aids and sing directly into them.

Seriously....I have some hearing issues.

Oh well, I appreciate birds at my feeders even if I can't identify them.

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Old 12-01-2009, 03:24 AM   #249
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"Seriously....I have some hearing issues." Hearing issues aren't our problem as long as we can see to type and click on the little button to take photos. Here's a pelican from I forgot where but someplace out west. Might have been from Montana.
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:18 AM   #250
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Might have been from Montana.
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