The Painted Buntings have been coming in since the end of November.
I don’t have as many this year as I did last year. My friend down the road about a mile has been getting some so they might be sharing between us.
They are beautiful little birds and they love white millet.
I had purchased a large box of this millet for my Lovebird. Babe passed away this summer so I’ve been putting it out for the buntings. When they get through with it I give it to the squirrels.
This is also a Painted Bunting. It could be a juvenile or a female.
The green males will start showing their colors before they migrate North in a few months.
Some have a light green on their backs and others could show yellow or orange.
Either way they are a beautiful mixture of colors.
Here’s a short video of them at the feeders.
I have not seen any Indigo Buntings yet. They normally come after the Painted Buntings have settled in.