I saw our first Painted Bunting of the fall this afternoon!!
This bird is right on schedule. Last year I saw my first-of-fall Painted Bunting on October 11. This year it was October 12 (although I thought I heard buntings in my yard yesterday morning, but I didn’t get visual confirmation). Isn’t it amazing how these tiny birds who fly thousands of miles in a year end up in the exact same spot at almost the exact same time?
Welcome back, little birdies! I can’t wait to sit out in my new bird blind and photograph you!