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.|
Indigo Buntings & Cardinals don`t look real, do they Wilma ? I know they are, but they look as if they just flown out of a fantasy novel.ReplyDelete
wonderfull !!! very good... LG UrsaReplyDelete
Dean - their colors are pretty amazing.ReplyDelete
UrsaA - thank you.
Lovely shots Wilma, amazing birds as well.ReplyDelete
Looks like you got a lot of colors at your feeders ;-) The indigo bunting is beautiful, much more than the cardinal ;-) I think ;-)ReplyDelete
Such beautiful coloured birds, great images.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Roy.ReplyDelete
Chris - the Indigo Bunting is like a jewel.
Anthony - thank you. They are such a pleasure to see.
thanks to all for visiting.
Your photo's of the Indigo Bunting are amazing, what a wonderfully coloured bird it is. The same goes for the Cardinal.
The Indigo Bunting is a real beauty.ReplyDelete
Ken and John -they are always lovely to see and it was delightful to have them around all summer.ReplyDelete