Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Snow Bunting

Linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes

For this weeks Wild Bird I am featuring one of my favorites the Snow Bunting..



The Snow Bunting is sometimes called the Snowflake. The photos are from various sightings.. The shot above was from a few years ago, the Snow Bunting was seen at Fort McHenry Baltimore.


This shot was taken at the Indian River Campground in Delaware

It breeds in the Arctic, the male in breeding plumage is all white with a black back. It builds its a bulky nest in rock crevices. They can be seen in the winter along the Atlantic coast beaches..


This is my most recent sighting of the Snow Buntings seen at the Barnegat Beach in New Jersey.



The winter plumage is a pale ginger, blackish and white..The bill is yellow with a black tip. They come together in flocks to forage and roost in groups of 30-80. I hope you enjoyed my Snow Bunting and wild bird post..

Till next week's wild bird post.. I wish you happy Birding and have a wonderful week!

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  Happy Birding and have a wonderful week!

76 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

Occasionally we have them here although I have not seen any for several years here. That first shots is stunning.

✿ chica said...

Linda visão conseguiste trazer hoje.Típica dos invernos! bjs, lindo dia,chica

Vanessa Morgan said...

That first picture is magnificent. I love how the colors of the bird set off against the background. Have a lovely Tuesday.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi,Eileen. The snowflake is very cute. Your photos are very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

EG CameraGirl said...

Very cool, Eileen! I am hoping to see some snow buntings today. I haven't seen any yet this winter and I love to see them flying in formation.

Giga said...

Are beautiful and many places you can see at home, it's nice. Regards.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

They're beautiful. I can understand why they're one of your favorites!!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

oh what a beautiful bird. I can see why it's one of your favs

Lynne said...

Cute little "snowflake" . . .
Thank you Eileen.

Linda Kay said...

I've never seen this bird, to my knowledge, Eileen. So lovely.

Knipsa Passtscho said...

These are beautiful snowflakes, Eileen! :)
Thanks for some cuteness :D
Have a happy day
【ツ】Knipsa

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
The snowflake is a beatiful bird!
Great captures!!Like the first photo!!Have a happy week!
Dimi...

Uppal said...

The first picture is so sweet.Contented and happy!

Mary Cromer said...

Oh what sweet ones, I adore Snow Buntings and they were at top of my wish list and a year ago, I finally got to see them, thought from a great distance. They will probably not be around here this year~

TexWisGirl said...

they're so precious looking! love that you get to see them!

Linda W. said...

What a cute little bird! Love your first shot -it's a keeper!

Irma said...

The first picture I like, Eileen.
Best regards, Irma

Linda said...

Eileen, your photos are lovely, and the first one is precious, you should frame it. :)

Sandra said...

so cute and I really like the last photo of them on the beach.. not snow but sand buntings. LOL

Country Gal said...

Fantastic photos ! The Snow Buntings here are very skittish and always take off to fast at just the sound of me before I can get their photos even with my 55-300mm telephoto lens my fave I cant get them as they take off far in advance lol . One day I will capture them in the fields lol ! Thanks for sharing ,have a good day !

Caroline Gill said...

Oh, Eileen, what lovely photographs. This is a bird I have tried to see, but so far it has *just* eluded me. One of these days! Thank you for your kind comments on my woodland birds.

Adam Jones said...

They are terrific little birds. I have been trying to catch up with some myself recently. Great pictures.

Karen S. said...

Oh yes indeed, this is a sweet lovely little bird. What lovely scenes too. Enjoy your day and your tweet friends too.

Mama Zen said...

Really pretty bird!

Gattina said...

Beautiful bird picture ! I have never seen a bird like that !

Black Jack's Carol said...

I learned a lot from your post, Eileen. The Snow Buntings are really lovely. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful world!

fredamans said...

I love the fawn coloring, pretty bird!

John eos shooter said...

Great to see a group of snow buntings. Great pics!

Gr. John

Marie said...

What a wonderful little bird! I had never seen one before!

Rambling Woods said...

This is a new bird for me. I have heard of it but had no idea what it looked like...Thank you Eileen...Michelle

Karen said...

Such cute little birds!

Gunilla Bäck said...

It's a very pretty bird. I love the first photo.

Mary Hone said...

Aren't they the cutest things.

Bob Bushell said...

We have them in the winter, absolutely stunning Eileen.

George said...

Your first photo is absolutely marvelous!

Pat said...

Lovely little birds.

Andrea Priebe said...

What a delightful sighting of a beautiful bird. They seem much bigger than our indigo buntings with a very different life style ... I wonder are they even related? Great post, Eileen ... I have never even heard of the Snow Bunting so I have learned something new today. Thank you :)

Andrea @ From The Sol

thewovenspoke said...

What a sweet bird, I don't believe I have seen one (yet) maybe someday. Beautiful photos and post.

NatureFootstep said...

you have the snow bunting too? I have only seen them once. Two years ago. They are so lovely. Thanks for sharing. :)

Debbie said...

i have never seen one, they are so beautiful. perhaps a trip to barnegat is in order!!!

Our photos said...

Cute !!!

DeniseinVA said...

Another sweet little bird. I have never seen one before, would love to. Have a great week Eileen :)

The Yum List said...

You're really opening my eyes to the different types of birds out there. Nature is truly amazing.

Brian King said...

Beautiful shot and great catch light!

Missy George said...

Cute bird..Looks little in the first picture..Not so!! Great coloring..good pics

Cloudia said...

You taught me something delightful today! What a great little snow flake!

It's really nice how you wish folks a happy day in your comments around the blogosphere.

I know it always makes me smile and feel good. I'm sure it does others as well. You are living it and doing it.

And just look at all the commenters you attract. Bravo




ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
<3

Happyone said...

Oh I love that little snow bunting. What a cute little thing!!

Felicia said...

oooo they are so pretty.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Another birdie I knew nothing about...thanks, Eileen!
~

Beatrice Euphemie said...

They are very pretty birds! Lovely shots!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Lovely photos! I've still not seen any this year, they're unreliable in their visits to the east coast of Scotland though they breed up in the central Scottish mountains!

Elaine said...

Love that first shot! They're all white when they migrate through here and are one of the first birds to fly north.

samiya selim said...

That is one adorable snow bunting! Love the first shot and all the rest..thanks for sharing :-)

A Quiet Corner said...

So adorable...another new ne for me!!!...:)JP

magiceye said...

The snow bunting is nice and plump!

Chandra said...

Hi Eileen,
What an adorable bird and a lovely capture of the same. This is one snowflake, even people in the South wouldn't mind seeing. What a beauty!

Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Neat photos. Does this mean the Snow Buntings are already on their migration back to the Artic or do you seen them in New Jersey all year? Thanks for sharing. John

Chris Rohrer said...

Very cool Eileen. Thanks for the info. I'm going to be looking for this bird along our beaches in my hometown in Wisconsin. I know they are there.....just have never seen them:) Beautiful pics!

Phil Slade said...

Yes, that first picture is just great Eileen. These are snowflakes that no one minds seeing lots of, unlike the white stuff. Have a lovely day.

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Olá, conseguiu perfeitos instantâneos, nada mais bonito que a natureza e bem captada.
AG

Cranberry Morning said...

I love the close-up of that sweet little snow bunting!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a perfectly charming little guy! With that name, I suppose it is no surprise that I never see it anywhere we are.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful shot of the Bunting!

Carver said...

Wonderful shots of the sweet birds.

Rose said...

It is a beautiful little bird!

Susan (ABON) said...

I've never seen one but they are lovely birds...love the colors! Have a wonderful week, Eileen!

Derek said...

All your photos are excellent, the first one especially so. I wish that I had but a fraction of your photography talent.

Have a nice day.

Wandering Wren said...

Is it ok for a Wren to admit she's never heard of or seen a snow Bunting?! I like the Snowflake/Buntings... that first photo is especially magnificent.
Happy Birding.
Wren x

KaHolly said...

Aren't they just the sweetest little birds?

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, I have never seen any of the Buntings. They are lovely. Have a wonderful Friday tomorrow!

Carletta said...

I'd love for a snow bunting to visit me. Such a sweet looking bird!

Helma said...

Your first photo of the snow bunting is really fantastic!
Sincerely, Helma

Ela said...

The snowflake is a beautiful bird!
Great pictures ! Greetings :)

A Quiet Corner said...

You always get such great shots of the Moon, Eileen and such clear close-ups of the birds....:)JP

Villrose said...

Nice photos! It is seen here in Norway from time to time.

Bethany Carson said...

The snow bunting is beautiful!