April 23, 2009

Indigo Buntings…another look

I saw my first Indigo Bunting about 5 years ago. I had a seed bell in the back yard.The Indigo came in and stayed less then 2 weeks. It was such an “electric” blue, that I was fascinated by this little bird. 4.6.09 blue & paint 008c

4.6.09 blue & paint 025c I was disappointed when he didn’t come back the following year. At about the same time the Indigo showed up a Painted Bunting appeared. Another bright splash of color.4.6.09 blue & paint 060c 4.6.09 blue & paint 066c The Painted Buntings started showing up each November and have been staying a bit longer each year…or so it seems. It is late April and they are still here. Perhaps I have created a habitat that is suitable for a nesting area. 4.6.09 blue & paint 023c 4.6.09 blue & paint 049 This year the Indigos started coming back. I have seen as many as 7 male Indigos feeding on the ground in my small fenced yard.

Hope you enjoyed the birds...meant to post them on my other blog:http://www.wildlifearoundus.blogspot.com

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