Painted Buntings and Red-Winged Blackbirds


This afternoon Rich and I were thrilled to see a male Painted Bunting at our front feeder when we got home from work. Though the green birds have acclimated to the new feeder in the back, the male seems to prefer the shelter of our trees in the front. The male doesn’t come as often as the females, either. It’s been a week and a half since I’ve seen him.

So I went to grab the camera, and in the meantime, the Red-Winged Blackbirds moved in and scared off my poor buntings. :-p

Red-Winged Blackbird Piggies

Red-Winged Blackbird Piggies

Don’t forget that this weekend is The Great Backyard Bird Count. Spend a few minutes at your favorite feeder!