Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Indigo Bunting stakes his claim

Wordless Wednesday . . .

Indigo BuntingI had the privilege of participating in a nature hike led by Julie Zickefoose last Sunday morning. Julie is a mom, a trained field biologist, and a nature and environment advocate, who shares her observations through her writing, speaking engagements and NPR commentaries. Visit her blog for truly beautiful bird photos taken with a powerful camera.

6 comments:

chelle said...

Wow what a gorgeous blue bird!

dcloud said...

What a gorgeous bird. Last week I was sitting in my folks yard with my mom and a Oriole flew in and landed on the suet. My mom said he's been coming by quite a bit, which made her very excited because she always said 'I wonder where the Orioles are?'

Next time I plan on sitting out with my camera so I can get a shot of him. I've taken a lot of pictures of the birds that frequent my mom's yard, including a gorgeous shot of a hawk which landed in the tree right above our heads. I use a Sony CyberShot DSC-H2. It's an awesome camera.

G's Cottage said...

There were actually two males in the area. Julie said it was a turf war and quite intense because they not only called back and forth but each called over top of the other's calls.

It was fascinating and apparently over by the time we returned to the parking lot as neither was in sight.

We saw lots of Orioles but I didn't get any clear shots. Their spring song is just enchanting.

Margaret Cloud said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Margaret Cloud said...

I had the privilege a few years ago to have a Indigo Bunting in my back yard. You write very interesting articles. Margaret in Michigan

Pieces of Me said...

sorry I haven't been visiting lately

your nature hike sounds like fun