Small Finch-sized bird, black with jeweled turquoise tones

by Nancy
(Maitland, FL)

I was not fast enough to get a picture. I saw it on the ground below two feeders, one with sunflower seeds, other nyjer (sp?) seeds. When I came back with binocs and camera, it flew off to the tree but then I saw it on the ground on the other side of my fence.


Like I said, it appeared black with the most gorgeous sheen but the first impression I got was a dark, dark turquoise.

Sorry there is no picture. I'm just not fast enough :(

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May 03, 2017
Aha! NEW
by: Nancy

From my faulty memory banks, that might have been it! I haven't seen it again but that happens way too often.

Thanks so much!

May 03, 2017
SMALL FINCH-SIZED BIRD, black WITH JEWELED TURQUOISE TONES NEW
by: Brook

Do you mean that it was iridescent? If it was iridescent there are a few birds that can appear to be turquoise who would eat off the ground but they are a bit larger. The European Starling is one, but I think that it most likely was a Brewer's Blackbird. If not you could call your Audubon Society and ask them.

Link to reputable birding site with info on Brewer's Blackbird:
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Brewers_Blackbird/id

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