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blue grosbeak

  1. Blue Grosbeak (female)

    Blue Grosbeak (female)

    Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea) female.
  2. Indigo Buntings and Blue Grosbeaks

    Indigo Buntings and Blue Grosbeaks

    Indigo Buntings (males) (Passerina cyanea) and Blue Grosbeaks (males) (Passerina caerulea)
  3. Blue Grosbeak (male)

    Blue Grosbeak (male)

    Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea) male. East Sheepshead Street, South Padre Island, Cameron County, Texas, USA. Gulf Coast Marshes and Prairies vegetation area, barrier island, Laguna Madre Bay on the west side of the island and the Gulf of Mexico on the east side. Edge of a mesquite woodland...
  4. Blue Grosbeak

    Blue Grosbeak

    This is a full adult male. The males take two years to gain full plumage. A common migrant and summer breeder, this is presumably the nominate eastern race, smaller with a smaller bill and more purple than birds from the western US.
  5. Blue Grosbeak

    Blue Grosbeak

    Females such as this are a distinctive cinnamon brown. Formerly placed in the monotypic genus "Guiraca" but moved to "Passerina" by the AOS in 2002 (43rd supplement) based on molecular studies which found it is most closely related to the Lazuli Bunting. This was later shown to be incorrect...
  6. Blue Grosbeak (male)

    Blue Grosbeak (male)

    Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea) male. South Padre Island Convention Center, South Padre island, Cameron County, Texas, USA. Gulf Coast Marshes and Prairies
  7. Blue Grosbeak

    Blue Grosbeak

    This is a full adult male. The males take two years to gain full plumage. Females are mostly brown. Formerly placed in the monotypic genus "Guiraca" but moved to "Passerina" by the AOS in 2002 (43rd supplement) based on genetic studies which found it is most closely related to the Lazuli...
  8. Only the 2nd time I've seen this Bird

    Only the 2nd time I've seen this Bird

    Blue Grosbeak The blue grosbeak, is a medium-sized North American passerine bird in the cardinal family Cardinalidae
  9. Blue Grosbeak

    Blue Grosbeak

    This is presumably the race "P. c. interfusa" which is a synonym of "P. c. mesophyla" breeding in West Texas. It is characterized by the lack of purple tones and having a somewhat longer bill than the nominate race which breeds in much of Eastern North America. Formerly placed in the monotypic...
  10. Blue Grosbeak

    Blue Grosbeak

    Blue Grosbeak haven't seen one in about 4 years.
  11. Unfortunately...

    Unfortunately...

    I was perfectly focused upon him and as I actuated the shutter, he turned his head and then flew off. At least I got this view ;)
  12. Blue Grosbeak

    Blue Grosbeak

    Only the second time I've had one of these come to the feeder and after about a week, haven't seen him! Would love to see a male fully molted out in blue, but I'll take this one!
  13. Look what snuck in today

    Look what snuck in today

    And I sure was happy I saw it land.
  14. Blue Grosbeak (transitional male)

    Blue Grosbeak (transitional male)

    Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea) Transitional male. High Island, Galveston County, Texas, USA. Urban setting in a mowed yard. Secondary coastal woodland dominated by coastal live oak.
  15. Blue Grosbeak (female)

    Blue Grosbeak (female)

    Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea) Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Chambers County, Texas, USA. Gulf Coast Prairies and Marshes Vegetational Area. Small patch of coastal woodlands surrounded by coastal prairie at Woodlot Creation.
  16. Blue Grosbeak (male)

    Blue Grosbeak (male)

    A migrant species that comes into the valley to breed. The male, obviously, is a real photo-op. This was taken at Tilley Creek Campgrounds, in Wofford Heights. In this image the plumage is a little worn. I should have gone out about a week earlier to get the bird in it's finest. When nesting...
  17. Blue Grosbeak (male)

    Blue Grosbeak (male)

    A migrant species that comes into the valley to breed. The male, obviously, is a real photo-op. This was taken at Tilley Creek Campgrounds, in Wofford Heights. In this image the plumage is a little worn. I should have gone out about a week earlier to get the bird in it's finest. When nesting, it...
  18. Blue Grosbeak (male)

    Blue Grosbeak (male)

    Same male from yesterdays post, just different pose.
  19. Blue Grosbeak (male)

    Blue Grosbeak (male)

    Went on a day trip to So. Fork of Kern, near the Preserve. On Fay Ranch Rd. I stopped to call in some Blue Grosbeaks. The Blue Grosbeak is in the same Genus as the Black-Headed Grosbeak ( I've posted several images of it), but only visits the Kern Valley during Spring and Summer. This is a...
  20. Blue Grosbeak (male)

    Blue Grosbeak (male)

    Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea subsp. caerulea) Male, species sexually dimorphic. South Padre Island Convention Center, South Padre Island, Cameron County, Texas, USA. Small coastal woodland adjacent to Laguna Madre at ca. 1 m (6.6 ft) elevation.
  21. Blue Grosbeak (male)

    Blue Grosbeak (male)

    Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea subsp. caerulea) Male, species sexually dimorphic. Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Chambers County, Texas, USA. Gulf prairies and marshes at ca. 2 m (6.6 ft) elevation.
  22. Blue Grosbeak

    Blue Grosbeak

    This guy was hangin' out with a family of Eastern Bluebirds and when I threw my lens on him, I was a little shocked to see a Blue Grosbeak. It's life bird 99 for me and I've been looking for this one for almost 2 weeks. Woot!
  23. End of the day view

    End of the day view

    Up on the same dead branch now sits a Blue Grosbeak. It really is the end of the day so it was hard to get the right exposure. This picture is a little dark, but I keep trying--lol--one day I'll get a picture of him I'm really happy with.
  24. He thought he was hiding

    He thought he was hiding

    It's funny because I don't have as much luck as my husband catching new birds coming in our garden, but I did see this one fly in. So I readied my camera to try and get a shot when my husband asked what I'd seen. My answer was "probably only a titmouse", but I continued looking. He...
  25. another example

    another example

    Another example of luck. While we're sitting outside having a beer, Pam points camera and says" it's only a Titmouse". I seen the same thing and thought it was a little bigger and when I looked thru the viewfinder ............. a Blue Grosbeak
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