Could anyone help with this identification? ----- Original Message ----- From: Dave Forrest To: audubon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Sunday, June 05, 2005 4:29 PM Subject: Bird Sighting Hi, It's Sunday, June 5th and I just saw for the second time in two weeks a bird I have never witnessed in the twenty plus years I have been bird watching in the Tidewater region (Toano, VA). I have checked my 1982 Audubon Society Field Guide and can not make a positive identification. It has the following features: (1) It is about the size of a Purple Finch, maybe a little larger, (2) has a dark colored beak, maybe black, (3) Blue/ gray feathers on it's tail feathers, (4) Dark blue head, (5) Bright brown bar on it's wing, (6) Somewhat speckled breast and, (7) Looks most like a "Blue Grosbeak", a younger male possibly. I would appreciate any comments you may have. Thanks, Dave Forrest Far More Credit Union Consulting Phone: (757) 566 - 1461 Cell: (757) 870 - 1378 www.farmoreconsulting.com You are subscribed to VA-Richmond-General. To unsubscribe, send email to va-richmond-general-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field. To adjust other settings (vacation, digest, etc.) please visit, //www.freelists.org/list/va-richmond-general.