At the feeder: Indigo Buntings

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

An Extended Stay

Our yearly visitors, who usually arrive at different times, have arrived at the same time this season and have settled in for an extended stay.  The Indigo Buntings and the Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks winter to the south of us and migrate to the north of us in the spring, stopping here to rest and spend time at…

A Short Stay

For two days this past week, a single indigo bunting appeared at the bird feeder and often sat in the branches of a nearby bush. Then he was gone. A small bird, the indigo bunting is migratory, ranging from southern Canada to northern Florida.  According to the National Audubon Society, it likes brushy slopes, abandoned…