Another bird sighting

Indigo bunting (by RPOP)

This indigo bunting stopped by to take a bath while I was using the sprinkler to refill the pond. I saw one just about this time a year ago, so perhaps this is a regular stop on its migration route.  This shot was from the 2nd floor through the windowpane.

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5 responses to this post.

  1. I’m not a bird person but that’s a great looking bird! I’ve never seen one that color before.

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  2. The indigo bunting looks like it appreciates your pebble beach. What a good arrangement; the wildlife gets fresh water and a rest and you get to view some beautiful birds.
    On an off topic note, did you know that you can turn off the new WordPress feature of ‘possibly related posts’ from other blogs if you want?

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  3. Posted by lakechicagoshores on May 14, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    Yep, a totally blue bird catches your attention pretty quickly! But once a year visit hardly seems sufficient.

    I really like having a wildlife pond rather than one dedicated solely to fish. The visiting critters are half the fun.

    I did see that the related posts thing was optional. I don’t find it too distracting for now. Nice to see another shade gardener visit!

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  4. OMG, I’m so jealous! If you see this blue guy again, make sure he knows that we’ve got seeds and water galore in our yard too. He should stop by for a visit. So far, the only thing we’ve managed to attract are Morning Doves, House Finches, House Sparrows, Cardinals, and some other little sparrow-like thing I can’t remember what its called right now. Oh, and Robins of course.

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  5. Posted by lakechicagoshores on May 15, 2008 at 9:41 am

    If last year is any indication, this is the last of I’ll see of him for another year! I’d love to see both the indigo bunting and the rose-breasted grosbeak (in an earlier post) stick around for the summer. Do you have any goldfinches? We have a whole colony in the winter, but they tend to disappear come summertime.

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