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We Had an Indigo Bunting Last Evening!

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I know they are common, but we have never had one at our feeder. They are beautiful. And, next to the cardinals they really make a pretty picture! I couldn't get a pic in time before he flew off, but here's an internet pic.

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Re: We Had an Indo Bunting Last Evening!

Lovely bird. Thanks for posting

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Re: We Had an Indo Bunting Last Evening!


@MsCatLuver wrote:

Lovely bird. Thanks for posting


@MsCatLuver  I think they are stunning! My husband spotted it and thought it was a bluebird. I took one look and said that is no bluebird!

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Re: We Had an Indo Bunting Last Evening!

Beautiful bird 🐦. I don’t believe I’ve seen one before. Thanks for posting.

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Re: We Had an Indigo Bunting Last Evening!

I don't think they're terribly common.  What a sight!

 

Remember that insects feed birds.  Without one there is no other.  Providing (or keeping) habitat is so important, especially with indigenous species.

 

I had the privilege of sighting a couple of bluebirds the other day.

 

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Re: We Had an Indigo Bunting Last Evening!

Beautiful creature!  Never heard of it.  Will have to look up & find out where their habitat is in the country.  Thanks for posting a pic!  Keep that camera handy for a real one next time!  😊😉

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Re: We Had an Indigo Bunting Last Evening!

@PA Mom-mom , aren’t they lovely?  We get them from time to time.  Not common here.  We are at the northern extent of their range.  I didn’t know what is was until I did some research.  They usually get come around a storm and are just passing through.  LM

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Re: We Had an Indigo Bunting Last Evening!

Lucky you.   In 30 + years I've only seen 3 in my yard - and only briefly.  And I do mean........briefly.

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That bird is beautiful. I love the color.

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Lucky you, @PA Mom-mom !

I get excited anytime I catch a glimpse of a Western bluebird here in my part of California (but never in my backyard).

I hope you get a chance to take your own photo next time.  

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