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Old 04-17-2009, 10:29 PM   #61
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Default Indigo and Painted Buntings

Okay I confess I think painted buntings are a bit gaudy but I always get a thrill when I see them. This little guy hung out at the feeder long enough for me to get the camera. Sorry it's not the best pic, but you can see him there along with his indigo bunting buddies (I do love those guys). They're eating white proso millet. They really love the grass seeds, too.
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Old 04-17-2009, 10:33 PM   #62
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Painted buntings are not not gaudy. That is a life bird for me. That is a bird I would like to see before I die. You are so lucky to have them at your feeder.
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Old 04-17-2009, 10:47 PM   #63
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This is the first one I've ever seen at a feeder. Can you see how his back almost seems to glow? They nested where I used to live (old cow pasture with the fencelines grown up with brush & trees) - they loved bahia grass seeds, and I left most of my 1.6 acres unmowed (for the birds, bugs, critters, and for me) so I'd see them occasionally. I still feel VERY lucky when I see them. This one was a shock. If you'd heard me yelling for my husband to come quick, come quick, you'd know I'm not taking him casually. :-) If you ever come this way, let me know, and I'll try to put you in touch with a painted bunting. The first one I saw was on a birdwatching trip, in a cotton field. I almost fell out of the car window.
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Old 04-17-2009, 10:54 PM   #64
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This is from last summer. This little guy eats bugs - he does not belong at my bird feeder (not that I complained) but I saw him there about 4 times that summer. He nested about 30 feet up in the sweetgum tree.
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:03 PM   #65
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Okay, I'm bad. This isn't at my birdfeeder. (Sorry!) It's at my cat feeder. This is Katie, who's been naughty and climbed the obstacle course to get to the cat food, then managed to get stuck up there. She had to bark for me to help her down. Caught in the act, LOL. Note the cat on the floor. Wonder what she's thinking?
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:11 PM   #66
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Another bird I would love to see.

Dogs on tables and cats in boxes?
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