I still have a few more snakes to post…..and I will get to them in a few days….but I just couldn’t wait to show you my Painted Bunting. These are the first decent pictures I’ve gotten this year. They have been busy at the feeders this morning.
I have at least 3 males, and they were all at the feeders at the same time a few days ago, but I was not able to get any good pictures. I’ve also seen a few “Greenies”.
The pictures have a textured look since I am shooting through window screen. It’s the only way I can get them. I build a “blind” in the window so I can move about without them seeing me. They spook at the least movement or sound. I tried to switch the camera from pics to video and it was gone.
Not only do I appreciate their beautiful colors…but they have such a cocky little attitude at times. These were all the same bird.
They are content to share the feeders with the Cardinals (you can see one’s tail in the lower R), but tend to run other male Buntings off. The Cardinals are the same. They share with the Buntings and chase off other Cardinals. I have 3 feeders….one just outside my computer room window, one near the palm trees and one in the back yard. That way none of the birds can control all the feeders.
You will most likely be tired of seeing my Painted Buntings by April. I love these beautiful little birds.
Last year I had 4 males and several “Greens”. The green birds can be either females or adolescent males. So, perhaps, I shall see a few more males before spring.