Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Zeiss - Always on the lookout for something special – Shop now

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Please help identify mysterious blue colored bird

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old Sunday 20th May 2007, 02:50   #1
WandaAlter
Registered User

 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southern NH
Posts: 4
Please help identify mysterious blue colored bird

Hello, this is my first post to the group.

I live in Southern NH and last evening saw a pair of blue birds at my feeder that I cannot identify. I've been trying to get a photo of the brighter bird which in the brief glimpses I've gotten of it seems to be all blue. Even in the rain it is a very brilliant color blue. The second bird is much duller with brown. I was able to get this poor shot of it in the rain today (hopefully I've added the picture correctly.) Can anyone tell me what this is? It's the first time I've seen these birds since moving to NH.

Thanks.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Picture 064.jpg
Views:	430
Size:	53.0 KB
ID:	85340  
WandaAlter is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Sunday 20th May 2007, 02:53   #2
Grousemore
Senior Member
 
Grousemore's Avatar

 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Florida, USA
Posts: 3,581
Indigo Bunting.
__________________

Grousemore is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2004 2005 2006 2007 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Sunday 20th May 2007, 03:06   #3
KC Foggin
Gallery Moderator
BF Supporter 2020
 
KC Foggin's Avatar

 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Myrtle Beach SC "Smiling Faces, Beautiful Places"
Posts: 265,655
Hello there and a warm welcome to you from those of us on staff here at BirdForum

Yes, this is a male Indigo. They seem to be in abundance this spring so enjoy while you have him
__________________
KC a/k/a common KC
KC Foggin is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Sunday 20th May 2007, 03:24   #4
Dave B Smith
Registered User

 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: N.E. Florida, USA
Posts: 7,280
Hello Wanda,
And another welcome to the Birdforum. Hope you enjoy it here.
__________________
Dave Smith
Dave B Smith is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Sunday 20th May 2007, 03:51   #5
WandaAlter
Registered User

 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southern NH
Posts: 4
Thank you for the welcome and the information. I moved to New Hampshire from Florida and have just been amazed by the birds I've seen here that I don't recall ever seeing growing up in Connecticut. Perhaps it is because our house backs right to the woods that we see such a variety. One of the first things I did was get books to identify all of these "new" birds I was seeing. This one looked different than in the book. Would this be a young male?
WandaAlter is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Sunday 20th May 2007, 07:48   #6
Mark Bruce
Super Moderator
 
Mark Bruce's Avatar

 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Taiwan, Yunlin County
Posts: 23,658
Hi Wanda, a warm welcome and good to have you with us !
Mark Bruce is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Sunday 20th May 2007, 08:25   #7
John N
Registered User
 
John N's Avatar

 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Sedgley, West Midlands. England.
Posts: 15,178
Hi Wanda, welcome to Birdforum.Enjoy yourself here.
__________________
Take only Pictures - Leave only Footprints - Kill only Time.
John N is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Tuesday 22nd May 2007, 22:33   #8
masey77
Registered User
 
masey77's Avatar

 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: DERBYSHIRE
Posts: 326
hi & welcome to BF
masey77 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
Reply


Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
mysterious bird! gollum Bird Identification Q&A 4 Saturday 21st April 2007 20:24
Mysterious bird deaths in Western Australia Andy in West Oz Birds & Birding 6 Thursday 11th January 2007 05:04
How to identify the Blue-throated Flycatcher and Hill Blue Flycatcher? metroplex Bird Identification Q&A 5 Friday 7th July 2006 11:21
Please help on this mysterious bird! melop Bird Identification Q&A 4 Tuesday 13th September 2005 16:58
Identify Strange Blue Bird IMRJS Bird Identification Q&A 9 Saturday 24th May 2003 07:01

{googleads}

Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.23621511 seconds with 21 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 07:45.