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Blue Grosbeak

Passerina caerulea

A beautiful bird, a barbed wire fence, and a simple background...sometimes that's all it takes to make me happy!  Blue Grosbeaks aren't exactly rare in South Dakota, but they also aren't a bird you can go out and EXPECT to find. I see them on occasion, usually as a bright blue blob flying off in the distance.  On this day in May of 2015, this gorgeous male decided to show off for me a little bit and pose for some photos.  These are the kinds of photos I treasure every bit as much as those of the "mega-rarities" or the more exotic species that I sometimes run across while on travel.

Blue Grosbeak - Passerina caerulea

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