The Buntings are still here….I took these just before we went out on the boat.
The little green Painted Buntings are either female or only a year old.
If you compare this “greenie” to the others you can see the reddish color on it’s breast. That is why I think this is a young male just molting into it’s color. Both pictures are of the same bird..but minutes apart.
The 2 “greenies” below show not coloring at all.
I very seldom see them at the feeders without a Cardinal nearby. They seem very happy with their company.
This male Cardinal wasn’t about to miss a meal. I have 3 feeders in this area, and they are just getting used to this one.
This male Painted Bunting sat on the fence, by the Bottlebrush bush, for quite awhile this morning, before coming to the feeder. I think it was waiting for the Cardinals to come in…..
As soon as this female showed up…..he joined her .