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a bird that's blue

Post  Josh on 5/15/2011, 6:25 pm

This bird is a cool looking blue!
I think it looks like a Indigo Bunting to me, is that it?


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Post  middlemamma on 5/15/2011, 7:27 pm

HOLY BLUE !!!!

Great pic Josh, I have no clue what it is.
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Post  sfg4uKim on 5/15/2011, 7:51 pm

I did a search on Indigo Bunting & it sure looks like it to me.

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Post  stripesmom on 5/15/2011, 7:56 pm

According to my Birds of Iowa guide, it is an indigo bunting. They sure are beautiful!
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Post  Tril on 5/15/2011, 7:57 pm

Definitely an Indigo Bunting!

I found this:

Indigo bunting


Scientific Name: Passerina cyanea
Present in Illinois: late April to mid-October
Illinois Status: Abundant migrant and summer resident; very rare winter resident in south and central parts of state.
Illinois Range: statewide
Illinois Habitat: roadsides and forest edges

Nice picture!!
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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 5/15/2011, 8:52 pm

That's exactly what he is. Send him my way please. I've never seen one in the yard.....yet. And, when you do, tell his friend the Scarlet Tanager to come with him.
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Post  pattipan on 5/15/2011, 8:57 pm

Nice photo too, Josh! Do you do photography as well as SFG'ing?

What a gorgeous bird!! I've only seen them at a distance, and definitely never close enough to get a photo.

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Post  middlemamma on 5/15/2011, 8:57 pm

Josh,

What is that bird sitting IN in the 2nd photo? It looks like painted tires?
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Post  sceleste54 on 5/15/2011, 9:08 pm

Oh how Beautiful !! I've never seen those down in my neck of the woods...Georgeous !!

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Post  Josh on 5/15/2011, 10:12 pm

pattypan,
My mom just got a new camera for Mother's Day and she is letting use it too, I have a friend here giving me some photography tips on how to take pictures with it.

middlemamma,
It is a tire! My moms friend made it for her, they cut it to look like a flower, and painted it, and in the middle it has a screen fastened to it and it hangs with a rope.


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Post  middlemamma on 5/15/2011, 10:15 pm

Adorable...I love it...
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