Saturday, March 8, 2014

Is this a Parakeet at my feeder?

I was sitting on the patio the other day with the dogs, watching the birds. When I noticed what appeared to be a possible blue bird in the feeder with the Buntings. My first thought was this looks like a blue Parakeet, like the ones we had as kids. I sent my husband  to get the bino's and camera. (this is one time the camera wasn't around my neck, waiting in anticipation for a new bird to show up). Now realizing this wasn't a Parakeet, I started snapping pics. While uploading them to the computer I got my Stokes field guide out and confirmed this was indeed A Indigo Bunting , male possible second to third year. Even though he wasn't the dark blue color, it was a great excitement for me. Another one towards the " Wings Over Florida."    Yea Lauren   
Buntings feeding

one more picture, then I am gone.


  1. Its great to see such colour on your feeders, we would never get such exotic colours on our feeders.
    All the best Gordon.

  2. Happiness is.. discovering a beautiful new bird at your feeder.
    I would love to have a Indigo Bunting visit me.. I'm green with envy but delighted that you were able to capture such a rare and beautiful visitor.

    I would love to know where you bought you bird feeder.I have looked for one like that for my small bird visitors.

  3. Wow!!! What an incredible find at your feeder! I would be so excited to see an Indigo Bunting! That's awesome that you were able to capture some photos as well:)

  4. A lovely and refreshing series of photos.


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