Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Indigo Bunting passerina cyanea


The past 2 years we have been having the indigo bunting stop here in May for a few days.I don`t know why they haven`t nested here,I`ve only ever seen a lone bird,though.Perhaps this year he will have a mate with him.That is how it began with the brown thrasher,at first,only one,now we have a pair who raise babies.Here are some pictures for world bird Wed.Hop over to the springman`s blog,pineriverreview.blogspot.com to see some wonderful pictures from all over the world,join in the fun by adding your own!

10 comments:

Springman said...

Great look at this lovely bird. I wish we had them around here! I especially like the photos with the Cardinal because they give me a good idea of the relative size of your beautiful Indigo bunting.
;-)WBW

Jean said...

Indigos are now a regular here in spring. Try offering White Millet seeds(their fave) in a feeder near bushes. They are shy birds.
Lovely captures of this very pretty bird!

holdingmoments said...

What a beautiful colour. Stunning bird.

jo©o said...

Hiya phyllis,
Your American birds are so colourful.
And to have red and blue on the same picture is striking.

phylliso said...

Thank-you everyone.For some reason I got doubles on 2 of the pictures,sometimes the computer does what it chooses,hah.
You all submitted fantastic photos!Now I`m off to see the others,blessings to you on this overcast-waiting on an ice & snow storm-day in Pa.!phylliso

Pat said...

How lucky to be able to photograph the indigo bunting!

EmptyNester said...

He's quite lovely! Hope they do nest around the area and you get some more great photos of them to share!

Larry said...

The shot of the incredibly blue Indigo Bunting with the Northern Cardinal on the feeder is really cool. It's always nice to be able to compare two species side by side.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful feeder photo! We have only seen indigo buntings once -- when we stayed in Port Aransas Texas one Spring (they and a jillion other birds migrate through there).... the buntings remain one of my favorite sightings ever.

NatureFootstep said...

lol, that is a very blue bird. Love the color. I really hope you get your wish fulfilled. So you can show us some juveniles. :)