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Indigo Bunting

Male Indigo Buntings are sometimes called blue canaries. With justification for their frequent, cheerful singing. Different from most other songbirds, Indigo Buntings learn their song … Read More “Indigo Bunting”

Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting & sunflowers facing the morning sun.

Indigo Bunting

I captured this Indigo Bunting in my neighbor’s backyard in Springfield, Mo. with my Nikon D500 and 200/500mm lens

Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting plumage is dull brown black from the pigment melanin. That is, until the feathers meet sunlight. Then the blue wavelengths are refracted & … Read More “Indigo Bunting”

Painted Bunting

Being eye candy has a downside. Male Painted Buntings are favorite targets in the illegal, but still prevalent, caged songbird trade on their wintering grounds … Read More “Painted Bunting”