First of Fall Painted Bunting 2018


It’s that time of year again!  We looked out the window this afternoon and saw a male Painted Bunting feasting at our millet feeder.  A few minutes later, he was splashing around in the birdbath.

Painted Bunting Bathtime
Painted Bunting Bathtime (Photo from 2017)

These colorful birds are one of my backyard favorites.  This year I spotted my first bunting before my first Palm Warbler (I’ve heard warblers, just not seen them yet.)

Maybe this year I’ll get more photos like this, but without clipping wings! ;-)

Painted Bunting in Flight
Painted Bunting in Flight (Photo from spring 2018)