May 15, 2009

First Indigo Bunting Sighting





I have been recovering from surgery the last 10 days, so I haven't been birding. I was going toward the window with the camera ready...thinking that I was going to be taking pictures of some Chickadees. I get up to the window and there was this beautiful blue bird feeding at our feeder. I feel the Lord Jesus has given me a gift, because I have been hoping to see a blue colored bird when I started this birdwatching project!
Also, yesterday we spotted an Eastern Bluebird out in the backyard. Too far away for my camera to get a picture. I will try to find a picture to download so you can see what it looks like. Very beautiful bird, also, with pastel coloring...blue, orange, white tummy.

2 comments:

Penelope said...

Gorgeous indigo bunting photos. I've still never seen one, though my husband saw one on a walk we were on together recently. One day I'll be looking in the right place at the right time!

Anna said...

I saw my first Eastern Bluebirds last summer when a pair sat on the power line near my house. I didn't know what they were until I uploaded my digital photos onto my pc and had a closer look. I was so surprised and delighted! This Spring and Summer I have observed and photographed a family of Bluebirds on the north west side of town. I didn't think Bluebirds were in this part of the country until my first encounter! I adore them, they are so beautiful.
A few years ago, I saw an Indigo Bunting while on vacation in Arkansas. I was so taken by its beauty! I was told they are in the countryside in this area so I started looking, and found a place north and west of AC where I have taken countless pictures of the beautiful Indigo Bunting. What beautiful birds.
I enjoyed looking at your photos, as I am an avid bird watcher as well. I love to photograph them and it has become somewhat of an obsession with me. =)