[Tweeters] Identification help requested

Rick Tyler rhtyler at gmail.com
Wed Aug 24 18:36:22 PDT 2016


Pretty sure that's a blue grosbeak.

Rick

On Aug 24, 2016 6:32 PM, <Birder1944 at aol.com> wrote:


> Sorry, but this bird wasn't seen locally; nonetheless, the people on this

> mailing list have been all over the country, and I would like some help.

> I'm currently in SE Arizona, and I saw this bird today at Paton's

> Hummingbird Center in Patagonia.

>

> It was feeding on the ground with doves and House Finches. The blue head

> completely threw me. I suspect it is some kind of genetic aberration or

> something, but maybe someone here has some information that would shed some

> light on it.

>

> You can see five photos on my website at http://www.barry15.com/2016_

> Birding_Reports/Unknown_bird.html

>

> Thanks for any ideas or help you can give me.

>

> Barry Brugman

> Kirkland, WA

>

>

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