Blue Grosbeak
Passerina caerulea*
(L 6.75" WS 11" Wt 0.98 oz)
Closest relative is
the Lazuli Bunting.
Sheepshead Sanctuary
South Padre Island
*formerly Guiraca caerulea.
Don Jones, XC1275
Some birds are not meant to be caged,
that‘s all. Their feathers are too bright,
their songs too sweet and wild.
(Stephen King)