I’ve noticed a couple of brown Indigo Buntings coming to the feeders with the Painted Buntings. They are either female or juveniles.
Yester day I saw a Blue Indigo and it was back today.
This one is most likely one of the brown ones. You can see it is still in molt. Once it’s finished, it will be a stunning blue.
You can see some of the pin feathers on it’s head that look like they are coming out. Not one of it’s prettiest stages. They are usually in full breeding color when they leave in April.