And then they hung around all summer long, a first for us.
This spring we were fortunate to have a number of Indigo Buntings pass through and make a stop at our bird feeders.
|Here is an English House Sparrow at the feeder with an Indigo Bunting. The Bunting is somewhat smaller than the sparrow.|
There were at least 3 adult males.
I'm not sure how many of non-descript females were around.
|I believe this is a female Indigo Bunting.|
|But I am not certain.|
|The females often have some blue on the wings, and I don't see any blue on this one.|
Their nearest relative, the Lazuli Bunting, has a white belly and orange chest. The Indigo Buntings breed in North America and winter in Central America. We may see these birds or their relatives in Belize.
|The males are unmistakable with their nearly solid blue color. The heads are often darker, almost purple.|