Friday, July 23, 2010

Blue Grosbeak

My entry for Bird Photography Weekly  To see more wonderful birds click on my link and thanks to Birdfreak for hosting .


These shots are from my archives and my last visit to Bombay Hook NWR.  They are beautiful birds and I love the color. The male is a pretty blue with chestnut wingbars. They like to hang out in brushy fields  or on the edge of wooded areas. They eat insects and seeds.









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Thanks for dropping by to see my pretty Blue Grosbeak

35 comments:

diane said...

Such a deep blue. It is gorgeous, my favourite colour.

jabblog said...

That is such a pretty blue and it really does have a 'gros' beak :-)

Kerri said...

WOW - What a beauty!! Wonderful captures Eileen!!!!

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I never saw a blue grosbeak; it is very pretty!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Eileen: That is quite the bird, love to see one.

Jo said...

Gorgeous colour blue, Eileen. We don't get Grosbeaks here in South Africa. So this is a treat for me to see one close-up. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend. Jo

LV said...

What a beautiful blue bird, We have blue birds here but nothing this pretty.

Elaine said...

What a lovely bird. I've never seen a Blue Grosbeak before, and you captured him beautifully.

Hilke Breder said...

Nice pics! I like the blue/green composition. I have yet to see a Blue Grosbeak.

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Gorgeous shots.

Darryl and Ruth : )

Mizzus G said...

Oh my gosh, Eileen, what a gorgeous bird. Beautiful photographs.

DoanLegacy said...

What gorgeous bird photos! I haven't seen this bird before..

dreamfalcon said...

I didn't knonw a blue grosbeak did exist - what a wonderful color! thanks for sharing

NicoleB said...

He's gorgeous!
Look at that BLUE!
Amazing :D

Kate said...

Hi, Eileen;
What a gorgeous blue bird! I don't know a whole lot about birds but I would be ever so grateful to see a few pretty ones in my garden. (I live in hawk/eagle country - they're too fierce to inspire photographs.)

Eng said...

aha! so that's what's it is called. thanks for sharing.

a lovely photo of a lovely bird!

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mick said...

That's a beautiful bird and I really like the way you have photographed it in among the grass.

Lana Gramlich said...

We love blue grosbeaks. Normally we see them only during migration, when indigo buntings are also around. Nice to see so much blue in our yard twice a year. :)

Poetic Shutterbug said...

What a beautiful bird. His coloring so dark and rich. He's gorgeous. Thanks for sharing him

Larry said...

Nice shots of the Blue Grosbeak Eileen! We heard them in a field adjacent to blackberry thickets last year and caught a fleeting glimpse. Nice to get looks like these!

Manang Kim said...

This is beautiful!! Great shot!

MYM~Duck
Macro Monday~Butterfly

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful Eileen. We know the yellow gbs well from Oregon and other places, but have never seen a blue one. I'd love to add it to our list, meantime thanks for sharing -- he's an adorable bird.

Joops said...

What a beautiful bird!

chubskulit said...

Such a beautiful bird Eileen.

Lina Gustina said...

What a great captures, Eileen...
The bird is so lovely :)

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Liza said...

Beautiful bird.

Liz @ MLC

Lucka said...

Gorgeous bird!

Bob Kaufman said...

Thanks, Eileen, for posting these! Blue Grosbeaks are one of my favorite birds in the U.S. I kinda miss them. :)

Irene said...

Wow ... what a gorgeous bird! Great images!

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Marvellous! Interesting to read and much to learn about your blessed country. I am blown away!

LDH said...

I just love coming by to visit with you! You always have such beautiful photos and mosaics! :)

Halcyon said...

He is WONDERFUL! I had one stop by my feeder during the migration. They are such pretty birds. How lucky of you to catch him. :D

Kathiesbirds said...

Love these birds also. I actually saw my first one of these here in AZ!

Valerie said...

another new bird for me! beautiful blue!

Do you know the name of the wild flower in your header? I was just in the allegany state park here in NY and clicked on a gorgeous pink one (now my header) but I was having trouble identifying the name.

Thanks!
Valerie

NatureFootstep said...

that blue is one of my favourite colors. Great on a bird.