Now on with the hunting the bunting. We went to the north part of the county and took a road that seemed to go on for a bit. We stopped and unloaded. Other birders arrived while we waited. No sign of the very blue Indigo Bunting and his mate.
As I am standing there suffering a morning optic migraine (could not disappoint my husband after he planned on my photography knowledge to get a good picture). I hear a rustling in the bushes below the hill where I am standing. I am thinking turkeys, but turkey gobbling. I am thinking maybe deer. Nope....
After waiting a hour or so the Indigo Bunting did show up but so far away we could not get a good photos. A birder had a spotting scope so I did get to see the little guy up close, he was a a beautiful blue and the female is a brown tan color. They came down closer to us and I did shoot a few pictures but they did not turn out to good. Mainly I am posting this so you can see the beautiful blue of the Indigo Bunting.
|Sorry not a better picture - Indigo Bunting Male|
My daughter said I am turning into a birder, because I wanted to turn the tv off to listen to the mocking bird while I washed the dishes. LOL
We then went out to the park down the street to look for another bird called a Great Tailed Grackle. Saw egrets, herrons, ducks, and other birds/fowl. The fog was rolling in over the hills which was kind of pretty should be a nice cool night.
|Momma Duck Butt and babies|
|Green Herron (green legs)|