Documentation of Blue Grosbeak

Observer Information

Reporter:  J Marsh   
Other Observers:  Ron Marsh

Species, Date, Time and Location Information

Species:  Blue Grosbeak
First Date/Time:  6/5/2013
Last Date/Time:  6/5/2013
Duration (total time in view):  45 sec.
County:  Chaffee
Specific Location:  12885 C.R. 195
Number:  1
Age:  Unknown
Sex:  Male
Plumage:  Other/Unknown


Pinyon tree, near river

Viewing Conditions

Optics:  400 zoom camera lens
Distance:  25 feet
Light:  partly sunny

Description of the Bird

I am very familiar with the Blue Grosbeak, because I am yearly in the spring migration path at South Padre Island, TX. This bird was eyeing my seed feeder on 6/5/13 at my home 7 miles NW of Salida, CO on the Arkansas River. Seen one time and only one bird. I have a photo that was taken thru an old double-paned window. Let me know if you would like to have it.
Behavior: Eyeing a seed feeder
Call: Not heard
Plumage: Spring

Similar Species Discussion

Not an indigo bunting; we generally observe many Black-headed Grosbeaks here

Resources Used

Am familiar with Blue Grosbeak from spring migration in South Padre Island, TX annually (March-May). If you would like a photo taken through an old double-paned window, please request.

Previous Experience

South Padre Island, TX


Notes made AFTER observation

Additional Information

Comments: Bird was eyeing seed feeder. One time observation, never returned (to my knowledge).
Time: 5:23 p.m. MDT
Elevation: 7280
Other Dates:
Nearest Town: Salida
Independent Observers: Ron Marsh

Materials Available

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Date Documentation Submitted

7/8/2013 8:19:00 PM