Passerina cyanea – Indigo Bunting
During an expedition to the arboretum primarily focussed on high summer forest flowers (yes, there are some) we happened upon an Indigo Bunting singing from a high point of “the branchery” and realised there was another just behind us and a third singing close by. It’s not often you get such a cooperative small bird willingly posing for the camera … I was rather pleased with the image and so shared it on Facebook where it turned out to be one of the most commented on I have placed there. It’s interesting to see what people respond to, often not at all the ones I would expect to be the most popular, though I rather expected this to be liked.
*** A Scots friend from California (really, after all these years there, a Californian friend from Scotland) when shown this picture immediately thought of the Scottish saltire. Happy to oblige 😉
Very nice pictures, Richard. This bird is always very high in the trees, and although we can hear it very clearly, it is very difficult to get a good photo. Congrats!
It was unusual – this chap came down to within 10 feet of the ground and shouted at us.