The painted buntings are back at Oakland Nature Preserve!
Birds Seen Today – Painted Bunting, Gray Catbird, Indigo Bunting, Tufted Titmouse, House Wren, Osprey, Blue Jay, Cardinal, Red-Wing Blackbird
ONP maintains feeders to attract the buntings…not the red-wing blackbirds!
The greedy bully bird chased away the female cardinal.
The gray catbird kept close but never went to the feeders.
I caught two of the most striking birds in the Oakland Nature Preserve sitting side by side.
The females chose to stick to their own feeder.
They also showed that it’s possible to share!
Later they were joined by a female Indigo Bunting.
A Tufted Titmouse came by but didn’t stay.
The House Wren dared to get a littler closer to us.
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