Hooded Oriole

2019: Photographic Year in Review

December 31, 2019 - Migrant birds at Fort De Soto: Indigo Bunting, Baltimore Oriole, Yellow-throated Vireo, Black-throated Green Warbler Then as the weather warmed, I spent several happy weekend mornings crouched in the sand and water, photographing beach birds.... Read more

Indigo Bunting

Peregrines and Flycatchers at LAWD

December 20, 2019 - On my last visit, the stars of the show were the Peregine Falcon, the Indigo Bunting, and the Vermilion Flycatcher.... I did hear the call of a bunting, then spotted a male Indigo Bunting in his winter plumage.... Read more

Indigo Bunting

Summer Day at LAWD

June 24, 2018 -  "Sweet, sweet, sweeter, sweeter."  Along Lake Level Road, you can spot Indigo Buntings sitting in the tops of the pine trees singing their hearts out.... Read more

Indigo Bunting

April Showers Bring…May Migrants!

May 7, 2017 - East Beach Road My dad started out the day saying that he'd photographed male Indigo Buntings last week (lucky duck, he got to go see the tanager fallout while his daughter had to work!)....  There were dozens of Indigo Bunting females crawling all over the sea grapes.... The bushes were…... Read more

Indigo Bunting

Backyard Birding Bonanza

March 28, 2017 - As I was watching the buntings, I suddenly found myself saying out loud, "one of you is not like the others!"  I kept my eye on the new visitor until she showed herself fully - an Indigo Bunting female!... Read more

Indigo Bunting

Migrant Birds at Fort De Soto

April 29, 2014 - Within minutes, I had both male and female Orchard Orioles, Baltimore Orioles, Scarlet Tanagers, Indigo Bunting, Blue Grosbeak, Summer Tanagers, Red-eyed Vireo, Cape May Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Palm Warbler, Prairie Warbler, and more that I'm probably forgetting.... Read more

Colorful Birds in the Backyard

April 16, 2013 - I wrote recently about an Indigo Bunting that joined our feeder party, and he inspired me to get out in the backyard so that I could get closer to the birds.... My Indigo Bunting hung around for a few days, and I was able to photograph him away from the…... Read more

Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting Joins the Feeder Party

March 25, 2013 - Rich looked out at our bunting feeder tonight and found a new customer at our backyard bird feeder - an Indigo Bunting!...  He's different!"  I grabbed my camera and Rich grabbed binoculars and we both said, "Indigo Bunting!"  He's a nice male who is almost finished molting into his bright…... Read more

A Rainbow of Color at Fort De Soto

April 29, 2012 - I walked along the Privet Trail, enjoying how migratory birds seemed to hop out of every tree.  The only frustrating part was that they seemed to see me a lot sooner than I saw them, and they hopped out of sight pretty fast.  But I got better at anticipating them,…... Read more

Preview of Coming Attractions…

April 27, 2012 - ...I had the most incredible day today!  I went to Fort De Soto to check out the migrants, and I finally got my first Scarlet Tanager male, along with a ton of orioles, grosbeaks, buntings, and a few warblers.  Birders kept telling me that today was a “slow” day in comparison to last weekend’s fallout…but […] Read more

Redstarts and Warblers and Buntings, Oh My!

October 1, 2011 - The cold front moved through and brought not only cooler temperatures, but lots of migrant birds!  I spent a very nice morning at the Circle B Bar Reserve with Dyeyo.  We chased lots of little birds and ended up with a pretty good migrant count, including an Indigo Bunting!!...  …... Read more

Indigo Bunting

Our First Afternoon Visit to the Circle B Bar Reserve

October 16, 2010 - We were pleased to find our set of three Indigo Buntings in their usual trees partway up the trail.... Indigo Buntings An Eastern Phoebe called to us from high in a tree.... Species list: Anhinga, Bald Eagle, Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, Black-Crowned Night Heron, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Common Moorhen, Double-Crested Cormorant, Eastern…... Read more

Indigo Bunting

Lots of Little Birds at the Circle B Bar Reserve

October 10, 2010 - Eastern Phoebe I was surprised, and thrilled, to see three more Indigo Buntings high in the treetops on Marsh Rabbit Run this weekend.... Indigo Bunting The Common Yellowthroats chased us up and down Marsh Rabbit Run.... House Wren singing Species list: Anhinga, Bald Eagle, Belted Kingfisher, Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, Black-Crowned…... Read more

Indigo Bunting

A Perfect Morning at the Circle B Bar Reserve

October 3, 2010 - I saw a hint of blue and realized in a flash that these were my first-ever Indigo Buntings at Circle B!... Indigo Bunting Then we came across a pair of Carolina Wrens.... Marsh Rabbit Run Species list: Anhinga, Bald Eagle, Belted Kingfisher, Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Blue-Winged Teal, Cardinal,…... Read more