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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Potato Chips and Millet…

November, 15, 2016 -   We had an influx of Painted Buntings come in over the weekend as well....  I regularly report my sightings to the Painted Bunting Observer Team, and I've had a male and a greenie since the beginning of October.... Read more

Bath Time Squabble!

Greenie Bath Time

April, 30, 2016 - A few free hours in the afternoon, a nice bird blind, a yard full of Painted Buntings, and a drippy hose...all the perfect ingredients for some fun bird photography!...  I positioned it near the Painted Buntings' favorite bush, right in the middle of their flyway to the feeder.... Read more

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Colorful Backyard Fun

April, 20, 2016 -  We had so many different birds that day - red cardinals, our new visitor the Blue Jay, our pretty Painted Buntings, the red House Finches, Mourning and Common Ground Doves, Northern Mockingbirds, the Brown Thrashers that are nesting nearby, our wintering Gray Catbird, American Goldfinches that are turning bright yellow,…... Read more

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Backyard Birding from my Blind

February, 21, 2016 - The purple Firespike bush is in full bloom, and I didn't realize until today that it's a Painted Bunting magnet!... The male Painted Buntings were the only birds that seemed concerned about the stranger lurking in the bird blind.... Read more

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Painted Bunting Feeder Fun

January, 16, 2015 -  We had at least four male and three female Painted Buntings!...  I've been reporting my sightings over the past few years to the Painted Bunting Observer Team, a citizen science group that tracks buntings across the Carolinas to Florida.... Read more

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Yard Birding: Fun in my Own Backyard!

April, 6, 2014 -  I know that our wintering Painted Buntings and American Goldfinches will soon be departing, so I spent a fun afternoon doing some yard birding.... But of course, the Painted Buntings decided to perch on the most un-natural perch around… After working with the Painted Buntings over the past few years,…... Read more

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First of Fall Goldfinches!

November, 17, 2013 -  I had been thinking that it was time to put out my niger feeder, then I looked out and saw three Painted Buntings and four American Goldfinches on my feeders.... My Painted Buntings have been a little slow to gather this fall.... Read more

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First of Fall Painted Bunting

October, 11, 2013 - I saw my first of fall Painted Bunting at my feeder this afternoon!...  I kept an eye on the feeders for the rest of the afternoon, and I didn't see any other "customers."  But it's good to know that the Painted Buntings are on the move!... If you want to…... Read more