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#1 marge0909

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 09:10 PM

I took 2 photos of this bird in my backyard on July 10, 2012. I live in Northern Illinois. The size was similar to a Cardinal. The bird was medium blue all over with a darder blue tuft on it's head. It had no white on and had no other markings. I don't believe it is a Blue Jay since it did not have any markings. Any insight will be appreciated!!!

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#2 thekiwi

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 11:28 PM

that is a grey Catbird

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 11:31 PM

I am guessing it could be a Gray Catbird but let's see what the others have to say.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 11:38 PM

Definitely grey catbird.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 12:03 AM

Agree with Gray Catbird. I like your statue, those Raccoons look terrified.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 12:13 AM

Thank you all so very much for your prompt response!!! You are all absolutely right! I looked it up after you told me and, sure enough, that's the guy!! I think because I saw him at twilight he appeared a little bluer than he actually was. Wow, this is a great site! So glad I joined. Looking forward to sharing birding with you all!!!

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:41 AM

Yes, coloring can look very different, depending on conditions. Welcome to Whatbird!!




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