Saturday, May 19, 2018

Indigo Bunting

Chance had to go out at daylight.  We were serenaded by many birds…then I heard a tweet tweet tweet sound and a Indigo Bunting flew near the patio.  It was almost as if he was announcing his arrival.

I went in and got my camera.  Of course by that time he was gone.

Soon he landed near Far Guy’s garage.

Bunting

Indigo Bunting

Bunting in a tree

He and one of his pals hung around all day.  I did not see the females…they are brown…so they blend in with other birds.  Typically they only stay a few days a week at the most…but I can always hope they will nest here.  They are ground feeders and like the thistle seed on the ground and they visit the birdbath.

It rained, Chance and I had a nap.  Far Guy worked in the woodshop.  The Buntings were the highlight of our day.

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18 comments:

  1. Oh how beautiful! It has been a while since I've seen those birds. I've been watching and listening to the Orioles around the house and the warblers in the woods! I do love their songs.
    It may rain this afternoon. I am looking forward to a nap soon! The donkeys voiced alarm from 3 am this morning until I got up at 4. I wonder if coyotes were around.

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  2. The only time I've ever seen one was while visiting family in Pennsylvania. I think they're one of the most beautiful birds ~ thanks for posting!

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  3. I don't think they are around these parts, so I will just have to enjoy them through your pictures. I do also hope that they stick around and nest nearby. Sounds like everything is going well up there in the Far North. :-)

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  4. The buntings would have made my day, too. I haven't seen one yet this year.

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  5. They would be the highlight of my day! :) :)

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  6. If buntings stayed, they would make your day everyday.

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  7. You've had some great feathered visitors lately.

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  8. You do get wonderful bird visitors coming through!

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  9. They would be the highlight of my day also!

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  10. Very pretty little birds, not something we see here I don't think.

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  11. I will never expect to see on but I do know that they are out there. I just saw my first blue jay in a very long time and of course it was flying into our patio glass door. He was ok but sometimes birds don’t survive it. I doubt I would know a bunting call.

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  12. Same story here. We had four and two have been here for almost a two weeks. I do hope they stay the summer.

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  13. Gorgeous birds. Aren’t naps great on rainy days?
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  14. I love having a nap
    I also like the look of these birds

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  15. Just once in my life, I saw one of these at Nalley Valley house. It was gorgeous.
    Love your header collage, too.

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