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#1 jdwll81

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 12:18 AM

I saw this bird for the first time today, and can't find it anywhere online. I tried to get a picture, but it flew away. I've seen it 4 times today, and there are at least 2 of them coming to the feeders in my front yard. I'm located in Eastern Missouri.

The bird is small, maybe just a little bigger than a sparrow. It's back is brown with black...not sure if they're spots/dots or stripes...it flies away too fast for me to see it clearly. It's wings and tail are blue.

As soon as I can get a picture of my elusive couple, I'll post it.

Thanks in advance! :)

#2 meghann

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 12:41 AM

Could be juvenile Eastern Bluebirds.

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 12:54 AM

I'm thinking juvie Eastern Bluebirds, too.

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 12:58 AM

Does it look something like this? (The above mentioned juv. Eastern Bluebird)

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#5 BuckeyeBruce

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 01:37 AM

Juvenile Eastern Bluebirds is what came to my mind first, also...

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 02:45 AM

I have Eastern Bluebirds at my feeder, too, and this bird is bigger than the bluebirds. It's a beautiful bird, I hope it comes back so I can get a picture.

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 08:15 AM

Could it be a young Blue Grosbeak? It would appear huskier than a bluebird. Try and get a look at the bill.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 04:37 AM

The blue grosbeak appears to be opposite the bird I've been seeing. The ones in my yard is brown with blue wings and blue tail. I'm still searching online and through bird books to find out what they are. Thanks! :)

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 09:18 PM

A young Blue Grosbeak, before it molts into it's adult plumage is brownish with blue wings.




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