Woods Country Cove

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

A New Little Visitor

 

                            Yesterday we had a new little visitor to our back yard .

MAY 2015 (3 of 5)

An Indigo Bunting  . The  Indigo Buntings habitat is in weedy and brushy areas, especially where fields meet forests. They love edges, hedgerows, overgrown patches, and brushy roadsides. When not singing from the tallest perches in the area, they can often be seen foraging among seed-laden shrubs and grasses.

MAY 2015 (5 of 5)

Male Indigo Buntings sing from treetops, shrubs, and telephone lines all summer. This species eats insects, seeds, and berries, and can be attracted to backyards with thistle or Nyjer seed. While perching, they often swish their tails from side to side. Fairly solitary during breeding season, Indigo Buntings form large flocks during migration and on their wintering grounds. This little guy is in the breading stage  . They are a small, stocky songbird short conical bill brilliant blue overall, but appears grayer in poor light  blue wings edged in black .

                      I like having new visitors to our yard I hope he stays for a while as there is lots of hiding places in the hedges  and we have a small forest behind our sheds and a lovely  wild field  beside us  and lots of food here for him .

                              I think I will call him Blue  . Welcome Mr Blue to our Woods Country Cove !

                                                                            Until next time .

                                                                     Country Gal

19 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

Heis a lovely visitor for you to have and for us to see.

Gill - That British Woman said...

is the female a plain brown colour then? I know look the bird up for yourself, Gill!!!

Primitive Stars said...

Oh my, that is fantastic!!!! Such a pretty visitor, thanks for sharing with us.Blessings Francine.

Deb said...

How cute is he. :) Must get some Nyger seed.

DeniseinVA said...

I would be very happy to get this little visitor. Great photos Elaine.

Linda Kay said...

Such a beautiful bird. Will he stay around? I've never seen this particular variety of bunting.

Anvilcloud said...

Nice. I don't think I've ever seen one.

Pamela Gordon said...

So nice to have this Indigo Bunting in your yard! I've never seen one before but I know they are in our area. Nice photos Elaine.

grammie g said...

Hi Elaine.... Happy for you to see, and photograph this beauty They are gorgeous!!!
I saw my first last spring eating at the feeders, and the misses to. The female is a dull yellow olive color, but still very pretty.

Grace

Janneke said...

Your Mr. Blue is a wonderful little fellow. We don't have Indigo Buntings here, so it's very interesting to see such a beautiful coloured bird in the wild.

grammie g said...

Hi Elaine... I'm back. Was thinking after I commented that your bird just might be a Blue Grosbeak. Check it out? The wings seem to be more like the Blue Grosbeak colors. Had to tell from the picture.

Either way it is a beauty!!!!

Grace

William Kendall said...

It's a beauty!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

adorable little visitor, we've only seen an indigo bunting once int he back yard, hope yours pays a return visit.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

I simply love these little birds, their plumage is stunning.
I'm happy to see that he visited your beautiful, and serene cove.
~Jo

Gail said...

What a beauty!!!! We don't have those or I don't see them. They would be hard to miss so I'm going with, we don't have them.

Jane and Chris said...

Such a beautiful rich blue!
Jane x

Linda said...

Fantastic!
You got your own little bird sanctuary there....
Cheers!
Linda :o)

eileeninmd said...

Good Morning, the Indigo Buntings are so pretty. I love their color. Great shots! Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

The Furry Gnome said...

Wonderful to see! I've only seen a few of those over the year, such a brilliant blue.