Monday, April 29, 2013

Smitten

25-30 years ago I spied my first Indigo Bunting. Since then, I watch for them every Spring. We are sometimes fortunate enough to have them as visitors to the feeder. This year, we’re really blessed by this guy who’s a daily guest here. He’s become a little obsession of mine.. lol.

Ground feeding near a Rose-breasted Grosbeak (another of my favorites, although I DO hate to play favorites).

Cowbirds – for some reason I find them funny!

A pair of our beloved Purple Martin guests.

White-Crowned Sparrow (I think?)

I’m also smitten with the Bluebells in my Mother’s perennial garden. They do grow in the wild in Missouri as well. {We were visiting for her birthday weekend.. Happy Birthday, Mom!}

A video of some of today’s birds, including the Indigo Bunting (don’t blink or you’ll miss him in the beginning).

Have a lovely week, Friends!

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25 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i was thrilled to see my first indigo ever here last week! yippee!!! the martins are so sleek and pretty. :)

edenhills said...

Beautiful bird captures!

Tombstone Livestock said...

Few of those I've never seen, nice to see photos of natives in other parts of the country, thanks for sharing.

Blondee said...

What pretty visitors you have! I've never seen an Indigo Bunting here, but they are lovely birds.

Thanks for the kind words. You're right, they are vulnerable to just about everything. This time we are getting straight run, so maybe a roo or two in the bunch. I've never had a roo before, but hoping if there is one he will help protect my ladies. :)

Debbie said...

How blessed you are! I've never seen one of those on my feeder. We do have the cowbird now and then and a lot of sparrows.
Debbie

Patty Sumner said...

You always get the best pics and video of the birds. I saw and heard the red cardinal (Kentucky State Bird). I love birding. So many here on our new property. Yes, Ihave moved!!! I have been so busy working. I have missed dropping by. Thanks for delighting me with this post. Blessings!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Oh, I'm so happy to see an Indigo Bunting! They haven't made an appearance around here for a while. They are so beautiful! Wonderful, gorgeous shots!!

Dawn said...

Love all your pretty pictures. The birds are my favorite. I spent one Summer learning all their names and the calls they made, now I can identify all the birds in my area and know without looking what bird is tweeting.

A View From A Brown Dog said...

Oh my gosh these guys are so cute. I have never seen an Indigo Bunting I don't think they are common to our area. So beautiful and vibrant. Love the video, so peaceful.

Liz said...

Great video! I love spring when all of the birds come back. I am waiting for the Orioles to make their appearence. Then the hummingbirds. Once they arrive I know its time for summer!

Farming On Faith said...

Good Morning ~ I so enjoyed my visit this morning. Your birds are just lovely. I am so thankful Spring has finally arrived!

Have a wonderful day~

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Your obsession with the Indigo, that is how we feel about Mr. and Mrs. Tanager. Beautiful pictures Tammy! CH said he thinks he saw an Indigo last night.. :)

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Such beautiful photos! I've seen bluebirds here but not buntings; must look harder, me thinks.

Deanna said...

Beautiful photos. I love my Indigo Buntings. Today for the first time I spotted what I think is a red finch... is that possibe? Going to have to do some research on that one.

McVal said...

Beautiful swatches of color in those birds!!! I love seeing a red cardinal every now and again in my lilac bush which has JUST begun to bud.

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Your photos are just beautiful. Isn't spring the best? So many things to marvel at. :)

mick said...

Your photos show such great detail. The blue is so intense on those Indigo Buntings.

Karen said...

I am still on the lookout for an Indigo. What's in your feeder? Terrific shots, and I too think Cowbirds are comical!

Arija said...

Those indigo buntings are so pretty I could eat them up. Thank you for the video, it is really good to see the birds in action and enjoy their song. A lovely post.

Stewart M said...

Great post - I think I'd be hard pressed to choose which bird I would rather see. Bunting or gross beak - either would be fine!

I've yet to find a day that wouldn't be improved by having a picture of Audrey in it!

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Melbourne

eileeninmd said...

They are beautiful birds. I love the Indigo Bunting and the pretty Grosbeak! Great shots!

thewovenspoke said...

Great photos, I don't believe we have those here. Thanks for stopping by my blog and I would like to see some of your baskets also.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Beautiful birds. The blue colour is very striking.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

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Melinda said...

Such pretty pictures!

I'll be glad when all of our birds come back, but I don't think they'll
be impressed with our snowy weather!

M :)

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