Weekend Birding: Indigo Bunting
The Indigo Bunting is a small, stocky bird found in the eastern two-thirds of the US and southern Canada and is a member of the finch family. In the winter they migrate to southern Florida and the tropics.
During breeding season the male is a brilliant blue and can often be found singing from the tops of trees or power lines. The female is a light brown and from a distance almost looks like a sparrow.
They are fairly common birds and I often hear them singing or catch of quick glimpse of the male but I rarely get a good opportunity to photograph them.
Last weekend I finally found a cooperative bird singing his heart out at the top of a willow tree. Unfortunately he was almost out of range of my zoom lens. While the photo is not as sharp as I would like, you can still see how brilliant and beautiful he is, almost blending in with the sky.
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