At the feeder: Indigo Buntings

It’s been four years since the Indigo Buntings have been seen passing through on their northward migration.ย  For the past two days they’ve been at the feeder, and I’ve enjoyed watching and photographing them through the kitchen window.

Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting 2

Indigo Bunting 3

Indigo Bunting 4

Indigo Bunting 5

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  1. simplywendi says:

    oh my goodness, what a beautiful blue color. i don’t think i have ever see one of those in person.

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    1. I never saw one until a few years ago when they began coming to our bird feeder. I actually had to look them up in a bird book to identify them.

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      1. simplywendi says:

        such a blessing it must be to witness ๐Ÿ™‚

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      2. Alisa Bishop says:

        Beautiful birds. I have yet to see one here and we’re right next door. I guess they are getting what they want at your house. LOL! I did see 2 new birds I’ve never seen before this year….the Towhee and umm….gonna have to look it up again.

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      3. We used to have a lot of Towhees. This year I’ve seen one or two. They don’t eat from the feeder. They like to eat seed that has fallen to the ground.

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      4. Alisa Bishop says:

        I have to look them up also. The second bird was a Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

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      5. I haven’t seen any Rose-breasted Grosbeaks in a couple of years. I guess they like your yard, and the Indigo Buntings like our yard! LOL

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  2. de Wets Wild says:

    What a marvelously coloured plumage they sport!

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    1. They are very pretty, one of the most brightly colored birds we see here.

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  3. Beautiful. What a privilege to watch them.

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    1. They are lovely little birds, but they are here only temporarily each year.

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  4. arlene says:

    I love its color…beautiful!

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    1. Thank you! They are a very bright blue. So pretty!

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  5. Cee Neuner says:

    Such a brilliant blue on that bird. Wonderful series of photos. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. Thank you! For some reason I had a hard time focusing in. At least the color showed up well! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Beautiful! I think we have them here this year too — we have a lot of Eastern Bluebirds, so when I have seen those flashes of blue in the bushes, I haven’t been sure if they are buntings or bluebirds. But they act different — the bluebirds sit in the tops of the trees and flit around more leisurely — so I think they are Indigo Buntings.

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    1. The Indigo Buntings here are slightly smaller than bluebirds and are almost completely blue, and you’re right, they do often appear as flashes of blue.

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  7. What beautiful birds! Such a treat to have them as visitors! Lucky you!

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    1. Thank you! They really are beautiful birds, but they were here only a little over a week and then they go who knows where.

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