Sunday, August 14, 2011

Blue Grosbeaks


(Male above, female below)

31 comments:

ChrisJ said...

My goodness! Is that for real? I've never heard of such a thing -- but it is really rather beautiful.

Arija said...

You do have the most wonderfully coloured birds in your Continent. Absolutely beautiful!

Ms. Becky said...

for once I think they're equally cute. color isn't everything you know...
have a great week!

biobabbler said...

wowsers! Well, to directly quote me upon seeing the male "Holy crap!" And NICE work getting that female with her pretty tale and flared, so she's as glamorous as possible. Fabulous.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Well, there's another one I did not know of and would love to see and if lucky, photograph. Thanks for the comment on my bee shot. For me they are one of Nature's few creatures that allow me to stuff a camera lens into their face. They are always too busy doing bee stuff than to pay any attention to me.

Out on the prairie said...

A real charmer.

missing moments said...

He's gorgeous! None in my backyard, darn!

KT said...

Hello sir...you are GORGEOUS! That gal better not pass you up!

NatureFootstep said...

beautiful birds. It seem to have a different coloring of the bill. :)

Woody said...

Thanks for posting these. The details in the female's feathers are very nice while his blue tux is pretty snazzy.

Dominic Gendron said...

What anice bird, 2 great images!

Gary said...

Great captures!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Hilke Breder said...

A stunning bird and stunning pics! I have never seen one yet, but one day I will.

Esther Garvi said...

What a cutie!!

Robin Robinson said...

Gorgeous! I'm envious of those captures. We rarely get that bird here, at all never mind those photos! Nice work

Andrew said...

A stunning bird to see.
Many thanks for sharing.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Cool Jill, never even knew about a Blue Grosbeak before! Lovely birds!!!

mick said...

Wonderful color on the male bird and the female is beautifully patterned too.

joo said...

They are so lovely!

Kathiesbirds said...

Love these birds! Very nice shots and great lighting!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful birds and great shots of the Grosbeaks, Jill!

holdingmoments said...

That male is a beauty.

fjÀllripan said...

Oh such lovely birds, especially the male with his great blue coulor!

cindyzlogic said...

Beautiful shots!!

Larry said...

Well Jill the male Blue Grosbeak is rather ostentatious but I think the female of the species is more beautiful and your wonderful photos prove it!

Stewart M said...

Hi there - whats with all these blue birds (not bluebirds!).

Splendid thing!

Cheers Stewart M - Australia

Pat said...

Wonderful captures of these beautiful birds!

Springman said...

Great shots Jill, that color is amazing! ;-)WBW

Jillsy Girl said...

what a beautiful blue bird!

Jean said...

Great captures of a bird that nests here. I have many babes at my feeders and will miss them when they migrate southward for the winter. :)

Janie said...

What a beautiful, rich color. I like the female's more subtle tones, too. Great photos.