The elusive Indigo Bunting

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The elusive Indigo Bunting

Postby HostaDesigner » Jul 02, 2007 8:20 pm


We've been lucky enough to have this fella, plus another male and female for two years now.

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The elusive Indigo Bunting



Postby petal*pusher » Jul 02, 2007 8:35 pm

WOW! :o I'm tryin' not to be too jealous!

I've only seen this elusive bird once! Thanks so much for sharing this little treasure!........p :wink:
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Postby Justaysam » Jul 02, 2007 10:34 pm

I just saw 2 of these in Morrison, Il.! Thanks for the pic. I forgot to tell Linda P. about it and getting the name of the bird. I did tell the park ranger guy about seeing them, and he id it for us. Very cool! I have never seen a bird this blue.
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Postby wishiwere » Jul 03, 2007 5:23 pm

OMGOSH! I took this picture back on June 5th and dumped in with the bluebirds without enlarging, assuming it was an Eastern Bluebird, b/c we'd had one we found dead the few days before that. I can't believe it's an Indigo! I haven't seen one in our yard since about 18 years ago or so!

I love your picture though! It was here and gone so quickly, I didn't have time to adjust for the distance :(
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Postby Annie » Jul 03, 2007 6:33 pm

They are pretty birds! We have some here, don't see them a lot, but once in a while.
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Postby Garden_of_Mu » Jul 03, 2007 9:59 pm

What a pretty bird. I'd heard the name before but never saw one. Lovely photo! :)
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Postby eastwood2007 » Jul 03, 2007 11:02 pm

Nice pics. Beautiful bird. I'll have to look closer here. I had been seeing bluish birds that seemed too blue to be just blue birds, although I don't know a thing about birds....but I'm gonna look! :D
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Postby nanny_56 » Jul 04, 2007 9:02 am

Jane, I think yours is maybe a Blue Grosbeak. I have one that looks like that comes everyonce in awhile to feed. We have the Blue Indigo's here too, but they seem to stay down where it is a little secluded by thicker wooded area.

They are both beautiful birds. Indigos appear very irridescent.

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Postby newtohosta-no more » Jul 07, 2007 6:12 am

Such a beautiful vibrant color of blue! Very :cool: !
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