Thursday, 10 May 2018

A First For Me

Early yesterday morning, I was delighted to see a new guest using one of my bird feeders. This was a special treat because not only was my visitor exceptionally beautiful, it was also my very first sighting of an Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea).

Not yet fully blue, this little chap is likely a first-year male.

He certainly seemed to know his way around a bird feeder.

Always wise to check overhead for danger ...

... and get along nicely with the locals.

He calmly makes eye contact with the lady snapping her camera.

Weighing only half an ounce, he sits comfortably within a 1.5 inch square cage opening.


  1. And he tells a lovely story along the way.So tiny, that really is " Featherweight". Love the colours, and tame enough to sit and pose.

  2. Oh I am so envious. I've never seen one, Florence, but have heard of people seeing them around here. How lucky to have gotten those photos too! Kudos!!
    And our little owlets have almost all fledged...happy for them but a little sad for me as I enjoy them so much.

  3. I have only seen one in 78 years and it was wonderful. The adults are brilliantly colored. Love your feeder. I gives the little guys protection.

  4. I don't think I have seen one, but my memory is not what it used to be. It is a pretty little thing, though.


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