April 23, 2013

Blue Grosbeak

Blue Grosbeak by ricmcarthur
Blue Grosbeak, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.
This is a fairly rare bird for southern Ontario. Their normal range is well south of the great lakes so this is a real treat.

This one was in Windsor, Ontario at Ojibway Park.
Photos are through the picture window at the visitor centre.

You can see the rusty wing bars in this photo.




The bird is a deep dull blue with a thick bill. It has two broad, rusty wing bars.
Passerina caerulea

1 comment:

Karen said...

The more I look at it, the more I'm amazed at the colour of this bird. Such a pretty boy!