Beautiful iridescent bird

by Rose Drake
(Wellsburg, NY)

We have 2 birds I have never seen before. They are larger than a sparrow but smaller than a robin. They look "plump" with a iridescent black blue body with a pure white chest. Their wings when folded, are just as long as their body. Beak is short and black. When sitting the are very compact on the branch or pool. They perch close by and watch me. They do not seen frightened being so close...about 3 ft away. I have not been able to get a picture yet. They were by the pool daily at the end of MAY. I did not see them for about three weeks. My husband saw one of them yesterday. They seem very inquisitive! They are absolutely beautiful.

Comments for Beautiful iridescent bird

Click here to add your own comments

Jun 26, 2016
Thank you NEW
by: Rose Drake

Judy-Seattle,
I looked up the Tree Swallow and there it was!! They are beautiful! I am surprised to have them in my yard. We do not have a stream or pond on our property (only the pool). There are a few nearby streams/creeks about a mile away.

Jun 26, 2016
Iridescent birds NEW
by: Judy-Seattle

Hi Rose! From your good description, I am going to venture a guess that your pretty visitors are Tree Swallows.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to What Is This Bird?.



Coming Soon

Recent Articles

  1. New Jersey Backyard

    Jan 11, 17 10:20 AM

    Woke up yesterday morning to find a group of about a dozen of these large-breasted birds with proportionately small heads and a long tail. Suburban Southern

    Read More

  2. L Spence

    Dec 31, 16 08:25 PM

    I live near Albany, New York and I was wondering why these past 2 years we haven't seen any cardinals. Is it because the winters have been to mild. The

    Read More

  3. North Central Minnesota

    Dec 31, 16 08:23 PM

    We have lived in this home for 12 years and have had a pair of Pileateds coming to our feeders every year all winter long. They are here all year round.

    Read More