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.

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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.

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