Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Painted Bunting

I am linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes

For this week's featured bird I am sharing my favorite the Painted Bunting. We saw maybe 5-6 males and females at the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary during our visit to Florida.



I actually saw the Painted Bunting in Maryland and at that time it was a lifer for me.  Their vivid colors of blue, red, green and yellow are very attractive.




They are medium sized finches with thick seed eating bills.



The females and immature males are a bright yellow-green and a pale eye-ring.


For the longest time, this bird was on my top ten most want to see list. I loved seeing these beautiful males during my vacation to Florida. The Painted Bunting will always be one of my favorite birds.

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64 comments:

Stewart M said...

An American friend of mine set me some colouring books (although I suppose that they were coloring books!) when H was born - one of them had this bird in it - I thought it was made up at the time!!

I'd love to see one!

Stewart M - Melbourne

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

what a gorgeous bird. love all those colors.

enjoy the new header shots too. all that blue. so cool! ( :

Sue said...

They're beautiful, but it almost seems "unreal" to have coloring like that. How unique!

Lynne said...

Oh my . . . what a treat that must be . . . artistry in brilliance!

Kerri said...

Now that is Pure Beauty!! WOW!

Carver said...

The painted bunting is a beauty. Great shots of it.

Montanagirl said...

Amazing photos and thank you for sharing! He's so beautiful. I've never seen one except in photos.

Carole M. said...

they're amazingly beautiful, bright, colourful, all those things; lovely snapshots Eileen

✿ chica said...

Coisinhas lindas!Adorei!beijos,chica

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

What a beautiful bird. Fullcolors. Cheers!!!..

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Eileen I have never seen this beautiful bird. It fashions the three primary colours very well. Margaret

Linda Gross said...

What a colorful bird; very nice photographs!

Leora said...

What a beauty of a flower - like a bunch of paintbrushes dropped down on its feathers. When I was in Israel last week, all the birds were brown or grey.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

They are so beautiful. I've never been able to get a good picture...thank you for sharing yours.

TexWisGirl said...

ours have returned for the summer. always a joy to have them! yay for you!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful!! I am still waiting to see my first painted bunting...I think they are one of the most beautiful birds ever, and I'm guessing that if I ever do encounter one, I will probably completely miss the opportunity to photograph it because I will be in such shock! :) Looking forward to checking out more of your blog!

Gail Dixon (La.Belle) said...

Eileen, it is so awesome that you were able to photograph this bird. It is on my wish list, too. I was so sad that they came through here and I never saw one. I kept seeing reports, but this beauty eluded me and now they're gone. Wonderful shots! Congrats.

Karen said...

What a gorgeous bird. It has parrot like colouration!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

What a beautiful bird! I've never seen one and I don't know if they are around here.

CabinGirl said...

What a gorgeous bird, Eileen! I've never seen one and didn't know much about them before reading your lovely post.

Laura said...

Wow Eileen, what a wonderful experience to see this beauty!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

The Painted Bunting is such a beautiful bird and I'd love to see one! Great shots.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I'm so happy for you that you were able to see your favorite bird! They really are exquisite. I can't believe how vivid their colors are!

DIMI said...

Hallo Eileen!!Such a beautiful bird!! And all those colours!!!!!Great pictures and captures!!Lucky you seeing a bird from your wish list!!!Thank you for sharing!Have a lovely week!Hugs!
Dimi..

Phil said...

The Painted Bunting must be one of the most amazing birds to see Eileen and living where you do I'm not surprised it appeared on yor "must see" list. I think it would be on mine too. Nice work in getting those pictures.

Brian King said...

A truly gorgeous bird! I've never seen one here. Congratulations!

Happyone said...

That is such a pretty bird!!! What wonderful colors he has. Love it!!! I've never seen one in person.

Frank said...

Lovely pics Eileen of such an exotic looking bird.

Betsy Adams said...

What a gorgeous bird.. I'd love to see one sometime... I love the colors!!!! Just beautiful.

Thanks for sharing the beauty.
Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

The Painted Bunting is a new bird for me. It's absolutely gorgeous. The colors are unbelievably vivid.

NatureFootstep said...

I would love to see it "in person". So colorful and lovely.

mick said...

That is such a beautiful bird. Great photos.

Debbie said...

it must have been so exciting eileen, they are such beauties!!

i have been a bird lover since childhood and i have never seen one so this is a real treat for me as well!!

your images are beautiful!!

Esther Joy said...

I would love to have one of these birds visit my feeder. My daughter has a regular visitor, but I haven't been that lucky!

Rambling Woods said...

These are beautiful birds Eileen.... Michelle

pattisjarrett said...

Such a pretty bird, I hope to spot one someday. :)

Maria said...

Oh mine, I didn't know this bird was colorful!! Amazing.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous colours on this pretty little bird.

i stora drag said...

Oh, I understand why this one is one of your favourites! I would have been mine too, IF I had the chance to see one one day! Fantastic bird and photos, Eileen!

Yes, it was goldeneye ducklings I had taken pictures of. I'm forgetting that the translator doesn't "understand" everything. I have now changed a bit and put in some links and written the latine name for my birds too. :)
/Pia

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

What a wonderful and colorful bird ! So lovely, and beautiful photos !
Best regards, Synnöve

Irene said...

I love it too ... amazing colors. Never seen a bird similar to the Painted bunting in Norway ... guess I have to go to Florida too :)

Caroline Gill said...

That Painted Bunting is a real treasure! What a special bird, Eileen. We have Reed Buntings ... LBJs with distinctive black heads. Your buntings are like a splash of rainbow!

caite said...

wow, they are beautiful!

diane b said...

It sure is a beautiful bird. His beak looks like it would do a good job on cracking open seeds and maybe a finger. I thought of you often on my recent trip into the tropics where I saw many different birds but unfortunately I'm not quick enough to capture them with my camera.

grammie g said...

HI Eileen...Wow I love these beauties..hope I have a chance to see one some day!!
Lovely photos!!
Grace

MyMaracas said...

How I would love to see one of those! For now I'll have to be content with enjoying your wonderful photographs. Thanks for sharing them.

DeniseinVA said...

What great photos of this pretty bird, one I have yet to see. One day I hope :) Have a great day Eileen.

Dave said...

and probably on top of most birders wish list.... its a cracking species

Icy BC said...

What a gorgeous and colorful bird! So amazing and beautiful!

Ken Schneider said...

Like you, by most memorable view of one was the first time I saw it. Gotten much better looks but none beat that time when it suddenly appeared out of nowhere just after we moved to Louisiana.

Giga said...

Ptaki są cudownie kolorowe i zrobiłaś im wspaniałe zdjęcia. Pozdrawiam.
Birds are wonderfully colorful and did great images. Yours.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

How thrilling to see this colorful bird Eileen. Beautiful!

Saun said...

Gorgeous I am going to look for that bird when I go to Florida.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Oh now I am really jealous. I have never seen a Painted Bunting except in pictures. So I will keep an eye out for one here somewhere in FL. Have a super nice Thursday.

S. Etole said...

They are so colorful. We occasionally have Indigo Buntings here.

Carletta said...

I would love to see one of these for myself. It's a stunning bird.
Wonderful captures Eileen!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Hi Eileen, I have missed you, I am trying to get caught up a bit. These are so pretty and wow, love your new header images, brilliant~

bailey-road.com said...

What nice shots of this colorful beauty!

prairiebirder said...

They are so pretty, I would love to see one someday! Wonderful photo, Eileen!

Marie said...

We used to see them in Texas, and I just loved it! I had no idea they were in FL too! They are beautiful birds and you got some great photos of them!

Sorry I am so behind right now...trying to catch up with everyone!

Liz said...

What a sweet little bird! I love the bright colours.

Steve Borichevsky said...

That Painted Bunting is something special!

Gary said...

So beautiful!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Gary said...

Beautiful!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.