I was walking by the kitchen window when a glimpse of blue caught my eye on the finch feeder. Among the oodles of goldfinches was a male indigo bunting. I’m not sure why, but he is usually a cagey little fella. When I see him at the feeders, any movement causes him to take off in a panic. You would think the other birds chilled out at the feeder would help him keep his cool. I pressed myself against the refrigerator to try and blend my shape to get some photos of him. I even tried video and you can see in the video for the first few minutes, he is very suspicious. He takes a few pecks, but then keeps a hairy eyeball in my direction, eventually, he gets a better perch (at least for me and filming):
He stayed for a few minutes this time, rather than me catching a streak of blue fleeing the feeder at meteorite speed as I walk by a window.
I love this time of year–a male indigo bunting next to a male American goldfinch. There was also a male purple finch bebopping around, but couldn’t work him into the shot.
Here’s a bit more bunting for your viewing pleasure: