Double Trouble

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I’ve been working crazy hours, but I did finally have some time this weekend to sit in my backyard and enjoy the sounds of the returning winter birds. I spotted two Painted Buntings, a male and a female! They’ve been frequenting our feeders all weekend. Woo hoo! I think they might be here to stay. […]

It’s a Boy!!

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The male Painted Bunting has been coming to our backyard regularly for the past few days.  We see him around 6:00 each evening — his clock is almost as regular as Goldy’s!! I’ve tried to go out and get better pictures of him, but he’s very skittish.  He tolerates me standing on the back stoop, […]

Painted Bunting Cage

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I’ve had some questions about the little cage shown in my Painted Bunting pictures. It’s a wire cage from Wild Birds Unlimited (on loan from my mom, thanks again!) The buntings are so small that they fly right through it. Bigger birds can’t go through it, so they leave the buntings alone (mostly). In my […]