Monday, June 01, 2009

Blue Monday #36: "Birds In The Back Yard III"


"Yellow Martin?"
Raleigh, NC - February 2009 (Click to embiggen)


I think this guy is called a "Purple Martin", but I have no idea why. He doesn't look anywhere near purple to me. Although I've seen purple bruises turn this color as they faded... Maybe that's it. Nah. Couldn't be.Violence Unsilenced
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9 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Mojo, that is one cute, fat little bird! And I love the sky as a background in that crayola blue! Great shot!

Happy Blue Monday...

Sheila :-)

Mary said...

That is a beautiful photograph. I wish I could help with the origin of the nam but I'm batting zer. Have a wonderful day.

grey like snuffie said...

I love fat birds...and what a gloriously colored sky!

Joyce said...

Great photo. So cute and round that little fella or gal:)
Joyce

Knitty said...

I don't think it is a purple martin, but he/she is still fun to look at, especially against the gorgeous blue sky.

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

a beautiful bird... whatever it is! Happy Blue Monday ~ Susan

Martys Fiber Musings said...

Perhaps a tufted titmouse against a most beautiful blue sky. What a backdrop cutie bird has there.

lisaschaos said...

Well I can't tell for sure but it looks like a cedar waxwing to me. I see a little mask.

aguthrieimages said...

Purdy blue sky and cute little tweeter there Mojo!