Friday, May 13, 2016

Painted Buntings and Indigo Buntings have gone north. 5.13.16

Every year around the beginning of Nov. these little birds start showing up. The "greenies" are either female or juvenile males
This is an Indigo Bunting. It is just molting and getting it's color. He's sitting on the Raccoon guard. It traps seed and they get some new sprouts.

It will look more like this one in a few weeks.

This is a Painted Bunting....

A Painted Bunting and 2 Indigo has more color.

Isn't this one beautiful?

 One of my other feeders...I think this is a juvenile Cardinal and a "greenie".
They have the most beautiful colors.

another feeder.

 2 more Indigos...
 Both are molting.
This little guy is heading to the birdbath for a drink

 He climbs up the limb...steps off and drinks his fill. I have other water for them..but he likes this one. The black pipe has a constant there is always water here. The Honey Bees, Squirrels, Birds and Raccoons water here.
We now have 3 supers on the hives....They are on this stand because this area can flood during a hurricane.

Jim put windows in the backs of the hive bodies and the supers. I can check on them without opening the hives. I have 2 deeps for broodnest. Tie downs for storms and hopefully keep out the bears. We have not seen any but a neighbor a couple miles away saw one there last year...and the way they are stripping the land to build housing developements...all the critters head for the hammock.

1 comment:

  1. Enjoyed your pics of the Painted and Indigo Buntings. They are uncommon in my area and to date I've not seen any. What show-stoppers they are! I'm picking up two new honey bee nucs this afternoon. Oh how I've missed my bees! Your home is so rich in wildlife. Thank you for posting.


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