Saturday, May 21, 2016

Blue

No luck with Bluebirds…yet.  I never give up hope. However there are a few other blue visitors to our yard.

Blue Jay

A Blue Jay must be passing through.  We only see them occasionally during the winter.  When he comes into the yard all the other birds leave.

Indigo Bunting May 20 2016

And a sweet little Indigo Bunting…he likes the suet feeder.  He has been here a few days, flying in and out of the yard.  I wish he would stay…but I am certain he will move on. 

Last night was a beautiful evening to sit outside and watch birds.  There was no wind! No bugs…and about 67F or 19C eh!

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26 comments:

  1. I haven't seen an indigo bunting this spring. I know they are here because other people have seen them. You got a beautiful photo.

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  2. I have always liked blue jays. My mother had a framed print of a blue jay hanging in her flat. It looked great and no-one ever knew it was the lid from a box of chocolates!
    Of course we have jays in the UK but the blue is only a few tiny feathers on the wing. Shame. Blue is a wonderful colour for a bird.

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  3. You really got a great shot of that indigo bunting. I don't think we have them around these parts, but now I think I'll check their range. It sounds just about perfect weather wise. :-)

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  4. We have lots of bluejays here and they are always picking a fight with some other bird...they have issues. I have never seen a blue bunting....how beautiful!

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  5. No bluebirds here either. I do have Red-Bellied Sapsuckers, Downy Headed Woodpeckers, Sparrows, Wrens and Finches. Also have Starlings and Grackles :( Love your Indigo Bunting.

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  6. I'm jealous of your indigo bunting.
    I can't even feed the goldfinches. We had a bear.

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  7. We had a female bunting the other day, but haven't seen a male yet.

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  8. Oh! I wish we had Indigo Buntings here!

    Linda

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  9. Blue ... One of Nature's bestest colors!

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  10. Buntings are so rare to see here, but when we lived in Texas
    I did get to see some. They are so pretty.

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  11. Funny about the blue birds. They show up here in mid March and breed here. They are tough little critters as we can get some very severe weather in march.

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  12. I haven't seen any blue birds here in my neck of the woods. Plenty of blue jays though!!

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  13. The indigo bunting is gorgeous! Blue jays can be so aggressive, I don't blame the other birds for leaving.
    Hasn't the weather been just beautiful!! I wish it would stay like this for months!! :) :)

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  14. The bluejays we have had all year but I doubt I ever see a bunting. Our two big trees being gone has changed our entire back yard life. Less squirrels which is ok but less birds in general.

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  15. I heard mountain bluebird babies in the log in the tree yesterday! We don't get the buntings though and those are super cute.

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  16. Great photos of both those lovelies. We have the Stellar's Jay who isn't nearly as pretty as the Eastern Blue Jay, but just as "pushy" and LOUD.

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  17. Lots of blue jays here, but I've never seen an indigo bunting. A perfect creature! Lucky you to be able to observe them in real life!

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  18. Perfect shot of the Indigo. They love the woods...:)

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  19. That Indigo Bunting is bluer than a Bluebird anyway!

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  20. Your neck o' the woods and ours must have traded weather patterns. After a near-100 degree run, the wind blew in and we are freezing. (Well, that's Californians for you--it was only in the low 60s!)

    Glad you got a nice break from your "winter" weather ;)

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  21. "No bugs" would be a blessing. We have hungry mosquitoes.
    That bunting is so lovely. the only blue birds we get here are Steller's Jays.

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  22. We rarely see blue birds of any sort here....maybe the odd one passing through is all

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  23. Not many colorful birds visit this area, or at least, none that I've seen.

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  24. I don't remember ever seeing an indigo bunting. What a fabulous color!

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  25. We've had a few very pleasant evenings to enjoy sitting on the porch. I love this time of year in the south. Only once have I seen an indigo bunting - it took by breath away it was so beautiful.

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