Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Summertime Blues

The indigo bunting is a summer bird for Louisiana. On May 24th, I was thrilled to see one in the wild, no bird feeders in sight. This little guy was quite perturbed by my presence, flicking his tail, flapping his wings and giving me the stare-down. No, I wasn't playing his call on my phone, but once I realized he might be upset, I walked away. I'm sure he thought he won, but I felt like the winner. :)





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61 comments:

HOOTIN ANNI said...

That third photo.....it's absolutely MARVELOUS!!!

...and yes, you are a winner indeed.

Thanks for linking up at the bird d'pot this week Gail

Barb Brookbank said...

What a beauty! I'm amazed by that colour!

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Wonderful series. Thank you!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Such gor-jus creatures.

Pretty fine photography too :O)

Roan said...

He's a beauty, even though he was a little unhappy with you. I saw one fly across the road in front of me last Saturday. He landed in a tree full of leaves. Not even a bad photo op there. ;(

Roan said...

He's a beauty, even though he was a little unhappy with you. I saw one fly across the road in front of me last Saturday. He landed in a tree full of leaves. Not even a bad photo op there. ;(

Debbie said...

what a great series!! beautiful shade of blue and such a cute looking bird!!!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Beautiful bird!! Gosh I love their color. Maybe you just caught him on a bad day :) may have had a fight with the misses lol.

Jacquelineand.... said...

All of the photos are great but that third one is absolutely stunning; a genius capture!

Linda said...

Gorgeous captures of a beautiful bird!

Shug said...

While I do believe that he was a bit disturbed by your camera.....I am thankful that he allowed you to capture these FABULOUS photos.... although each picture is so good, it's the action in #3 that caught my eye.. The blue coloring on this bird is so very pretty!!
Good job Gail!!

rainfield61 said...

The bright blue is attractive.

Irma said...

What a beauty this bird.
The color is totally awesome.
The third picture is my favorite.
Greetings Irma

hootnonny said...

You got some good images before he won!

TexWisGirl said...

these are just FABULOUS!!! love the wing flutter!

Gillian Olson said...

A blue beauty and a bit of a character too! Thanks for dropping by my blog.

Evelyn S. said...

I can't get over that fabulous blue! You definitely captured his annoyance, too.

Felicia said...

WOW Gail just WOW. your photos are amazingly beautiful. just love them. such a beautiful bird.

Anvilcloud said...

With such a series of photos, I am convinced that you won.

Bob Bushell said...

The Indigo Bunting is superb, and you with camera work is fantastic, thanks Gail.

miki58 -Jarosław Kaczmarek said...

Przepiękny ,fantastyczne ubarwienie :}

Kerry said...

Wow Gail. The 3rd one reminds me of a porcelain sculpture I saw once, or maybe an Audubon painting. Beautiful!

Kerry said...

Wow Gail. The 3rd one reminds me of a porcelain sculpture I saw once, or maybe an Audubon painting. Beautiful!

cobie en bas van Es said...

wat is hij mooi de derde foto vind ik wel heel erg mooi.

June Caedmon said...

What a riot! Who knew these little guys had so much character - fabulous shots, Gail!

Modesto Viegas said...

Great series!!

Frank said...

Gail, he is a stunner and would brighten up anyone's day. Fabulous images.

So delighted you enjoyed viewing the feathers on our Heron.

bailey-road.com said...

The color is amazing. Beautiful photography, Gail.

Findlay Wilde said...

That bird is stunning. The blue reminds me a bit of the blue on out Kingfishers, but it looks nothing like a Kingfisher of course. From Findlay

Nette Cecilia said...

The colour is my favorite ,so i like the bird too ,Nette

you-wee because said...

Wow, what an impressive birdie!

That indigo bunting could have been the heraldic bird of the company I work for. Our dominant color is a dark blue as well...
...have a look here (if you like):
http://www.us.schunk.com/schunk/index.html?country=USA&r=1

Thanks for sharing your wondrful photos!

Uwe.

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Gorgeous shots once again. Thank you for sharing them. I've wanted to see this little bird in the wild all my life. So lovely.

Have you ever seen the Eastern Bluebird? He has an orange belly.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Excellent photos of this handsome fellow. The blue colour is gorgeous.

i stora drag said...

Excellent photos of this lovely bird! We don't have it here in Sweden. I think it's fantastic with that clear blue colour!
Greetings Pia

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Most certainly,you were the winner here. These pictures are wonderful.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Wow- very cool shots!

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Wow- very cool shots!

LC said...

Buntings. . . synonym for beautiful. I appreciate you catch your subjects in action and with words and images educate us a bit about their lives.

Christian Weiß said...

Great, that's a really blue bird, wonderful photos.

Margaret Adamson said...

Gorgeous shots of this beautiful bird

eileeninmd said...

It is a beautiful bird, I love its color..Awesome shots of the Indigo Bunting!

marshaleith said...

fabulous shots ..love the bright blue colour

Brian King said...

That is some gorgeous blue!

Michelle said...

Such a brilliant blue!

Deanna said...

Holy Moly that is one beautiful bird and what great images you captured!!

Wally said...

Superb photographs, Gail! What a stunner he is!

These guys are rare around here in summer but we see numbers of them during migration.

Nice work.

Indrani said...

Wow! What sights!
Terrific captures.

Marie said...

Wow! You did an amazing job getting your photos of this beautiful bird!

Weekend-Windup said...

What a beautiful blue bird! Looks great!

BumbleVee said...

Wow....the colour is absolutely amazing!!

Pantherka said...

Gorgeous series, beautiful bird.

Ida said...

He's stunning and you got some awesome shots. #3 is my personal favorite.

Susan said...

Beautiful blue, and I love his name too. Fabulous shots :D)

CountryMouse said...

What a vibrant blue bird. Love the photos and the action.

CountryMouse said...

What a vibrant blue bird. Love the photos and the action.

orchid Miyako said...

I think I can name Indigo Bunting when I see them in my friends' blog ;)
What a FABULOUS pictures, especially I LOVED the third one with the open wing♡♡♡

Sending you lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Pretty, Pretty!!

Barbara said...

He is so gorgeous!!

Helma said...

Kun den blå farve har allerede været dejligt at se. Disse smukke fugle derfor kun komme til dig for. Jeg nyder det meget.
Kære hilsener, Helma
*************
Only the blue color has already been great to see. These beautiful birds therefore only come to you for. I enjoy this very much.
Dear greetings, Helma

Donna said...

I can't get enough of this beautiful bird and your stunning pictures.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh my gosh I CANNOT believe that one picture with the spread wings .. they are all wonderful but that one takes my breath away.

We're having a rest day today and have a good wifi connection, so I'm having fun catching up.. loved all your posts as lwys.