Can anyone ID this bird?

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  1. Jay H

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    This was taking in the Farny Highlands in NJ from a hawk observatory:

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    It's kind of fuzzy cause I was using a digital zoom with no tripod...

    here's a analog zoom shot of the same bird:

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    Anybody know? It's quite pretty!

    Jay
     
  2. Andrew Pratt

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    My first guess would be an Indigo Bunting but that bird looks a little larger then a bunting...approx how large was it?
     
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    Is it a Norwegian Blue?

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  5. Andrew Pratt

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    Mark I wondered about the bluebrid too but its beak appears lighter then the bluebirds
     
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    It appears to be pining for the fjords.[​IMG]
     
  7. Jay H

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    From my distance, I think about 40feet, it appears to be fairly tiny, much like a small canary sized. The black area around the eyes makes it look almost like a cardinal, except blue!

    Jay
     
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    that's a blue breasted fifo. The live in the northeast us and canada. *


















    *I don't know anything about birds.
     
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    Beautiful plumage.
     
  10. Kevin T

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    dinner?
     
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    was it nailed to the branch?

    Looks like a bluebird to me what with it being a blue colored bird and all.

    It is not a Mountain Bluebird based on its location however, and the Eastern Bluebird has a red breast so I think Andrew Pratt's answer (Indigo Bunting) is probably correct.
     
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    Kevin, that was great! My answer is - lost?

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  13. Jay H

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    Yup, I from that link, it does look like it is an "indigo bunting"

    Thanks!
    Jay
     

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