Monday, June 10, 2013

The Indigo Bunting





I love the loud sweet song of what I consider the prettiest "blue bird" around my property. I've always had an occasional visitor to a feeder, but this year there seems to be an abundance of these bright cheery birds. 

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology states that male buntings often sing from telephone lines or wooded edges for hours on end. Each flock of buntings have a song library that is uniquely different from a neighboring flock even as close as a few hundred yards away...


To hear this beautiful bird's song, visit this link at birdJam...

Male Indigo Bunting


20 comments:

  1. The indigo bunting is a beauty. It looks like a jewel.

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  2. Perfect captures! I am always on the lookout for these beautiful blue birds.

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  3. We don't have them here in Kansas, at least I haven't seen them, but that is the most beautiful bird!

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  4. Oh how beautiful - what a lovely bird!!

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  5. How lucky you are! One of these paid us a brief visit last year, and it was such a treat. Thanks for sharing these beautiful birds.

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  6. That 2nd photo is one gloriously composed image!!! The Buntings are so pretty, aren't they?

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  7. I have only seen and heard this beautiful bird in the yard once...just beautiful.. Thank you for linking into Nature Notes this week.... Michelle

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  8. Beautiful images of the Indigo Bunting! Have a happy week ahead!

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  9. I don't think I've ever seen such a beauty before!

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  10. Beautiful color and I can't even imagine a whole song library different for each group of birds. Amazing!

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  11. Beautiful photos of the Indigo Bunting!
    They visit our feeders as they migrate.
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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  12. I could watch this bird all day long...sooo pretty!

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  13. How gloriously BLUE your bunting is. Unfortunately we have nothing like him in Australia, I am quite envious.

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  14. Just beautiful - we have nothing really as blue as that in the wild here in the UK

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  15. Such beautiful photos, I've only see an Indigo Bunting once and he was so pretty.

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  16. It must be indigo bunting day! I saw one on another blog and said that the blue did not look real - and yours is bluer! What a great bird.

    Cheers - and thanks for linking to WBW - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  17. Wonderful bird, portrayed here in a lovely composition

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  18. How I would love to see this bird in person...such a beauty!

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