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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Pretty bird.......

A spot of color caught my eye as I walked through the kitchen and glanced out at the back yard.
I think it is an Indigo Bunting.

33 comments:

A Quilter Awakens said...
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A Quilter Awakens said...

Lovely. I will probably never see one in my lifetime. Karmen

Joan said...

Oh my - that is beautiful. Such a lovely coour - it doesnt seem real.

Char said...

Beautiful! I've never seen one. Thank you.

Carol said...

Beautiful Bird. We have bluebirds nesting in the back yard right now. The male's color is almost as vibrant.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Oh my! We had a single one of this very same bird stop by our feeder last evening while we were eating dinner. We searched and searched our bird book and came to the very same conclusion - an Indigo Bunting!

GORGEOUS flash of color he provided!

pcflamingo said...

Wow! I've never seen one before. How beautiful.

Cathi said...

What a beautiful bird!

Vicki W said...

He's beautiful! We usually get one each year but he hasn't shown up yet.

Zoƫ said...

It is in deed a Indigo bunting! Great sighting and great ID. Maybe you could ask that bird to swing by my place and make a showing here..... I would love to see one again it has been YEARS.

karenfae said...

I rarely ever see bluebirds here in Arkansas - now that the cats seem to have deserted us once again I might start to see more birds (and squirrels) in the yard again.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Tina said...

How beautiful! I just spotted an Oriole in our yard. So happy to have him home for the summer!

Linda E in AZ said...

Gorgeous bird - love that bright blue color. This week we had a new bird visitor to our southern Arizona feeders which I think was a Lazuli Bunting. Not as flashy as yours, but quite pretty too.

Jackie said...

It was serendipitous that your were there at that time! What a beautiful bird!

Maria said...

What a beautiful bird Wanda. Love his colour.
In Ausie we have a Splendid Wren that is a very pretty blue but the female is brown.

Eva said...

Must be looking like a flying saphire when he buzzes by. A miracle!

LynCC said...

that's one gorgeous bird. Thank you for sharing!

Judy said...

Wow! Great photo of a vibrant bird. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Jeanne said...

It is gorgeous! Such a pretty blue.

Needled Mom said...

How gorgeous!!!

Terri Stegmiller said...

Lucky you to see such a beautiful creature. I've yet to see one in person around my area, and I know they exist here.

hetty said...

OMG! How beautiful. I don't think I have ever seen one here.

Chris Daly said...

Whoohoo! Great shot Wanda. I never have my camera handy when they stop through on their way north.

Leslie said...

What a beautiful bird! You must always have your camera at the ready - a really good idea, actually. I'll have to think about leaving mine downstairs in the kitchen. :-)

cjw said...

What a gorgeous bird! That indigo bunting glows as beautifully as one of your quilts.

Regina said...

He's gorgeous. I was having a hard time adjusting to the weather in Massachusetts but I've had a pair of red cardinals visiting me daily. It really has made a difference. I never would have seen one in California.

Stormy Days said...

That is so beautiful, thanks for sharing. I love your yard and animal pictures.

Lynn said...

Wow, that is one BLUE bird!!!

Bunny said...

What a beautiful sight .

frebblebit said...

Exuberant Color! :-)

Bobbie said...

I just can't believe you posted this picture of a Indigo Bunting! In honor of Mother's Day...this little bird brought hours of pleasure to my Mom..it was her favorite...everytime I see one while driving, etc....it makes me think of her. They are different than a Eastern Bluebird, they have a pinkish breast, and the Indigo Bunting is more rare. Thanks Wanda! Happy Mother's Day to all the quilting ladies!

dianen said...

It is an indigo bunting. They are so beautiful. I'm always thrilled when we get them at our feeders.

peacheysplace said...

Gorgeous Indigo. They tend to like thickets and little urbanization so one doesn't see them often. We do have them our neck of the TN woods and, because we back open fields with overgrown hedgerows see them at our feeders regularly. You were luck the light was just right because they can appear almost black - another reason why you might not spot them often. Enjoy!