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!

Join in and post your birdies and to see more beautiful and wonderful bird and nature photos please visit:

 Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday and Michelle's  Nature Notes

Thanks to all of our hosts... Michelle for Nature Notes and Stewart of Wild Bird Wednesday.


  Happy Birding and have a wonderful week!

76 comments:

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

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

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

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

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  5. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  13. The first picture is so sweet.Contented and happy!

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  14. 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~

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

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

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

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

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

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  20. 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 !

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  21. 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.

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

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

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

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

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  26. I love the fawn coloring, pretty bird!

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

    Gr. John

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

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

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

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  31. We have them in the winter, absolutely stunning Eileen.

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  32. Your first photo is absolutely marvelous!

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  33. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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  39. Beautiful shot and great catch light!

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

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  41. 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

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

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

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  44. They are very pretty birds! Lovely shots!

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  45. 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!

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

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

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

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  49. The snow bunting is nice and plump!

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  50. 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 :)

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  51. 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

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  52. 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!

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  53. 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.

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

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

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

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  57. Wonderful shots of the sweet birds.

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  58. It is a beautiful little bird!

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

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  60. 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.

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  61. 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

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  62. Aren't they just the sweetest little birds?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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