Painted Bunting

Say Goodbye to our Painted Buntings

April 25, 2021 - Our Painted Buntings stayed a little longer than usual this year.... I think we peaked at around 4 male Painted Buntings and 6-ish Greenies this winter.... Read more

Painted Bunting

Springtime Birding in the Backyard

April 7, 2021 - He waited for the Painted Buntings to finish splashing around, then took his turn in the bird bath.... Speaking of Painted Buntings, the males are going to leave any day now.... I've been hearing birdsong that I'm pretty sure is the Painted Buntings.... Read more

Painted Bunting

Backyard Birds in Late February

March 14, 2021 - Our Painted Buntings are still here.... This little greenie Painted Bunting had just chased off an Orange-crowned Warbler.... But when the male cardinal shows up, the Painted Buntings know that he's boss.... Read more

Painted Bunting

Backyard Birding: Early January 2021

February 3, 2021 - It's been a while since I spent some quality time with my Painted Buntings and American Goldfinches!... We have at least 6-8 Painted Buntings wintering in the backyard this year.... Read more

Painted Bunting

Birding in the Backyard

January 11, 2021 - My last bird of the morning was one of my Painted Bunting, who dared me to write a blog post without including a photo of my favorite wintering birds.... Read more

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From the Birdcam: Visitors to the Birdbath

January 3, 2021 - Here's the total listing of species captured with the birdcam: American Goldfinch, Blue Jay, Brown Thrasher, Brown-headed Cowbird, Common Ground Dove, Cooper's Hawk, Eastern Bluebird, Eastern Phoebe, Gray Catbird, House Finch, Mourning Dove, Northern Cardinal, Northern Mockingbird, Orange-Crowned Warbler, Painted Bunting, Palm Warbler, Prairie Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler The…... Read more

Hooded Oriole

2019: Photographic Year in Review

December 31, 2019 - Like every year, I enjoyed time in my wonderful backyard, where our wintering Painted Buntings are such a joy every time we look out the back windows.... Read more

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2000 Posts on catandturtle.net!

August 15, 2019 - Loggerhead Turtle Hatchling Emergence!!Out of the Egg: I Saw a Sandhill Crane Hatch!!!Snowy Owl in FloridaAtlantic Puffins on Machias Seal IslandNewborn Sandhill Crane Baby at NestPrecious Moments with the Least TernsBlack Skimmer ColonySwallow-tailed Kite RoostCygnets for Mother's Day A Rainbow of Color at Fort De SotoGreat Horned Owl Nest at Fort…... Read more

Painted Bunting

I Miss my Painted Buntings!

May 16, 2019 - My Painted Buntings have only been gone for a couple of weeks and I already miss them.... The Painted Buntings were obviously gearing up for a long migration flight.... Read more

Painted Bunting (Male)

Colorful Afternoon in the Backyard

April 3, 2019 - It's springtime and my feeders are full of Painted Buntings and American Goldfinches.... In previous backyard bird photography sessions, I waited for hours before a male Painted Bunting happened onto my staged perch.... Read more

Painted Bunting

Addicted to my Painted Buntings

February 7, 2018 - Another weekend morning, another chance to hang out with my Painted Buntings....  It was covered in seeds, a yummy prospect for a Painted Bunting.... The Painted Buntings were not the only customers at my feeders that morning.... Read more

Painted Bunting

A Morning in Backyard Birding Paradise

January 24, 2018 - Today's treat was my Painted Buntings.... The Painted Buntings are used to perching in my hummingbird bush and in the wild salvias that grow in my backyard.... Last April I spent a lot of time in the yard, trying to get a male Painted Bunting to show off for my…... Read more

Painted Bunting

Breaking News!

October 8, 2017 -  Our First of Fall Painted Bunting arrived in our yard this afternoon!... Read more

Painted Bunting

Birds on Bird Finials

May 5, 2017 - Red-winged Blackbird on Finial Male Painted Bunting next to Finial Greenie Painted Bunting Next to Finial Northern Cardinal on Finial Mourning Dove next to Finial American Goldfinches on Finial Hehe, yep!... Read more

Painted Bunting

Backyard Bird Feeder Fun

April 30, 2017 - How often do you get to see three male Painted Buntings at a feeder?... Note that I usually cover my Painted Bunting feeder with a cage designed to keep the big birds out.... This male Painted Bunting knows how to land on feeders.... Read more

Painted Bunting

Painted Buntings!!

April 28, 2017 - Now with all my recent posts from the backyard, you might have guessed that I've been trying to get good images of my Painted Buntings....  Well, the Painted Bunting males definitely let the greenies do the scouting for food....  All night I had visions of a male Painted Bunting landing…... Read more

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Male)

Early April in the Backyard

April 20, 2017 - Painted Bunting "Greenie" Painted Bunting (Male) in Native Firebush It's quite convenient when beautiful birds have such predictable places to perch!... Read more

Painted Bunting

Happiness is…

April 3, 2017 - ...watching the Painted Bunting hop out onto the "waiting perch" as he considers a flight to the feeder.... Read more

Painted Bunting

Backyard Birding Bonanza

March 28, 2017 - showed off her fresh spring colors on a pretty perch (not one of mine, but still pretty!) The Painted Buntings love my birdbath, and I love watching them splash around.... Read more

Painted Bunting

He Who Laughs Last Gets the Most Mealworms!

March 19, 2017 -  I've read about staging perches for birds around feeders, but my goldfinches are too skittish, and I've never had much luck with the Painted Buntings....  That put me closer to the Painted Buntings....  I was so close to the bush, that when a greenie Painted Bunting hopped up onto a…... Read more

Painted Bunting

There’s No Place Like Home

March 4, 2017 - Have you ever seen the inside of a Painted Bunting's throat?... The greenie Painted Buntings have started hanging out in my purple firespike bush again, just like in previous springs....  He posed briefly on top of the Painted Bunting feeder, showing off the brighter feathers that he too is starting…... Read more

Painted Bunting

Goldy’s Backyard Bird Count

February 24, 2017 -  Highlights included: Northern Cardinals (breeding pair) Brown Thrashers (breeding pair) Common Ground Doves (breeding pair) Tons of Mourning Doves (anxious suitors) Painted Buntings (just friends*) * Rich's contribution to this blog post!... Of course we are thrilled each year to host Painted Buntings in our backyard, and I counted 8…... Read more

Painted Bunting

Little Birds at Oakland Nature Preserve

February 22, 2017 -  I have many happy memories of sitting with Rich at the Painted Bunting feeders, waiting for a glimpse of a male.... I heard a Painted Bunting call note, and then spotted this greenie not too far away.... Read more