Friday, August 26, 2022

"The youth of the Blue Grosbeak"...

The beautiful immature male is enjoying his first Spring.

Notice the variety of colors at this young age. As an adult male, it will be mostly blue.

An adult is about 7" long, it has two wide chestnut wing bars, and a large beak which separates this species from it's similar Indigo Bunting. These birds like to forage for seeds, insects, spiders, fruit and especially grasshoppers.

Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea).