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:

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

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

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

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

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

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  6. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  14. 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.)

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

    a lovely photo of a lovely bird!

    eng of salitype society

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

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  17. 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. :)

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

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  19. 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!

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  20. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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  26. 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

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

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  28. 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

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

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Hello, Thanks for stopping by my blog. This is my blog about the birds I see, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. They might not always be the best of photos because I like to keep photos as a record of where and when I see them.
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