Indigo Bunting – The Scottish Connection

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Indigo Bunting – The Scottish Connection

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 😉

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EXIF data

  • Taken: 2 August, 2018
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Focal length: 220mm
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s
  • ISO: 500

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2018-08-28T13:12:50+00:00Thursday, August 2, 2018|

2 Comments

  1. Christiane Tremblay August 5, 2018 at 12:07

    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!

  2. richard August 5, 2018 at 13:13

    It was unusual – this chap came down to within 10 feet of the ground and shouted at us.

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