This Blue Indigo has almost finished his molt and is showing how beautiful he will be. I’ve noticed that most of the “blues” are eating from the ground now. I don’t know if this is because the Painted Buntings rule the feeders or they just prefer ground feeding. It’s possible that some of the fallen seed has started to sprout. We’ve had some rain the last few days. I used to sprout seeds for my caged birds.
I don’t use any insect spray or weed spray….I certainly do not have a pretty lawn..but the birds like it and all the insects in and on it.
The Indigos, Painted Buntings and Cardinals all come in at the same time…talk about color..
This squirrel comes to the feeder out back. I put down a bit of whole corn, twice a day. The rabbits, raccoons , turkeys and squirrels usually clean that up …It’s given as a treat ..not for them to depend upon. The bits and pieces left are finished by doves and Cardinals. This squirrel was waiting for the rabbit to leave.