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Indigo Bunting

PostPosted: May 23, 2008 9:50 am
by nanny_56
Just had to post a couple pics! :P

PostPosted: May 26, 2008 11:19 am
by nanny_56
A few new pics

PostPosted: May 26, 2008 11:35 am
by Spider
Great photos! You really captured the metallic blue on him. I don't know how you are capturing these little birds with that camera, I'm having trouble with the slow ones!

PostPosted: May 27, 2008 6:09 am
by Tundra_Queen
Oh wow!! That bird is beautiful!!! I have never seen one before, only in books. We don't get fancy birds like that this far north...i sure wish we did!

PostPosted: May 27, 2008 8:41 am
by nanny_56

Spider, These are through the(dirty) window and you do have to be quick to spot them, since they don't hang around long. Lots of the shots are deleted! :lol:

A piece of advice I read on another forum has helped a lot., now that I am trying to use it. That is to focus on the eye for birds. It is not 100% all the time...but I seem to be getting better shots now more often!

But from what I've seen you are doing great!

PostPosted: May 27, 2008 5:11 pm
by Spider
Thanks, I'll try that on the next heron or sandhill (they were right next to the curb on the driveway today, just watching the cars go by.

PostPosted: May 27, 2008 6:50 pm
by kHT
Isn't he a neat little guy??

PostPosted: May 27, 2008 8:13 pm
by LucyGoose
I love these birds! How long did they stay around for you? One time, a few years back, there was a bunch that landed here. I mean a flock.....First time I had seen them......Un real! I called DH on the phone to tell him about them. When they left, that was it.....never seen them again......and I hear that a neighbor down a few doors saw them.....not me....

Thanks for sharing!! :D

PostPosted: May 28, 2008 9:48 am
by nanny_56
They are here during the summer for breeding...not sure exactly when they will leave. Probably start leaving around August/Sept. We have lots of the around here, but just the one coming to the yard, right now anyway!

Can't imagine what a flock of them would look like...that would be a sight to behold! :D

PostPosted: May 28, 2008 10:02 pm
by PeggyC
I so love these little guys. One time I posted pictures on a bird forum and some guy from South America accused me of photoshopping them. :o Thank goodness everyone else in the forum stood up for me. :lol:

LG, the indigos usually made an appearance at my house around mid April and then were usually gone sometime in late August.

Carol and Claudia, I bought and use a camo tent to take pictures of birds... although right now its still in Illinois in the horse trailer. :roll:

I would have as many as 10 at a time of them in the yard in Illinois and they were a sight!

Here's a couple I took in 2006 of Indigos.