Monday, March 20, 2017

Painted Bunting

Hello,

I am happy, I finally was able to have a Comcast Cable rep help me with my internet service.  I am sharing one of my favorite Florida birds, the Painted Bunting. My brother visited us during his to trip to see the Daytona 500, he spent 5 days with us. So I had to take him to my favorite birding spot at the Circle B Bar Reserve. I was happy we all were able to watch this pretty Painted Bunting on the ground eating seed.




The Painted Bunting is one of the most beautiful birds I have ever seen. The male has the pretty colors of blue, red and green. The female is a yellowish-green in color.


The Painted Bunting can be found in thicket, dense shrubbery and bushes. They are shy birds but can be found at feeders.


I have many more Florida photos to share so I will still be blogging about Florida. I hope you enjoy!

Thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.

My list of memes for today, I hope to see you there. Thanks to both of the host below.

Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday

73 comments:

  1. Good Morning, Such a beautiful bird. Wishing you a nice Monday.

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  2. What a beauty! I've never seen one before.

    The goldfinches have been visiting my feeder this week. I went to the seed place and loaded up on Niger seed.

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  3. Wow, how beautiful birds with nice colors !!
    I love it.

    Have a nice day !

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  4. Hi Eileen,
    Beautiful shots of The Painted Bunting. Have a great week!

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  5. Beautiful images you have done Eileen. Have a wonderful week as well.

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  6. Gorgeous bird, such vibrant colours! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Birdwatching is my favorite pastime, but I rarely get to see such feast of color. Your photos are really beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
    Have a great week!

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  8. Oh my goodness...how gorgeous! And another Florida bird we haven't seen! We should get out more! lol Thanks for the prayers sweet friend. Hugs, Diane

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  9. These are beautiful shots! I have had Indigo Buntings before. I am looking forward to more birds at my feeders. I loaded them up yesterday. Have a great week!

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  10. Hari OM
    Oh my word... what an absolute GEM of a birdling!!! YAM xx

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  11. Such a gorgeous bird! I've only been fortunate enough to see one on 2 occasions.

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  12. a painted bunting is on my list

    arghhhh

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  13. I did not know we have these painted birds here in FL, have never seen one before. I always told TexWisGirl I loved seeing hers because we did not have them.

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  14. I have never seen such a beautiful, colorful bird. Happy day Eileen.

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  15. Wow, what a beauty. So much color!

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  16. Beautiful! I wish I could see one!
    The only Buntings I have seen here are the Indigo Buntings (pretty, but not as colorful)
    Have a wonderful week!

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  17. Now that is one bird I would not mind seeing. Lovely shots Eileen

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  18. Great shots of this very striking bird Eileen. I have only seen photos and hope to see one for real. Have a great week :)

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  19. i'm glad you got to see one, i have never seen one here. they are beauties!!

    i'm happy to hear you are home safe and that you are getting settled!!!!

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  20. Hello,

    Beautiful photos of The Painted Bunting! They have very special colors.
    Happy Monday, and enjoy your new week ahead!

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  21. such a colorful bird! Love the photos!

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  22. I always loved seeing the Painted Bunting when we lived in Texas. Beautiful photos!

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  23. Gorgeous!

    I wish we had known about that place BEFORE we moved to north Florida. We will definitely have to make an effort to go down there some time.

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  24. Gorgeous bird, how thrilling to see it.

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  25. I think God must have been in a real happy mood when he made this bird!

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  26. Now that is a beautiful bird:)

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  27. A bird in the colors is beautiful. Enjoy your stay with his brother and greet.

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  28. How gorgeous, Eileen! I love the colours and details in your photos. Thank you so much for sharing, and I hope you have a great week! :)

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  29. He's a wonder, Eileen! It must be exciting to see one of them!

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  30. What a colorful bird! I had no idea there were birds like this right here in the US.

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  31. What a beautiful bird, and, well named! He really looks as though he were painted. How exciting you were able to capture him, Eileen! Have a wonderful evening!

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  32. Hello Eileen! What a very special treat to see this beauty! I have never seen one before & it is really remarkable!
    Best wishes for a great week!

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  33. Wowwwww. Cute Bird !!! What a marvel of colors. It's lovely, Eileen.
    Good monday.
    Besos.

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  34. Beautiful bird indeed..wonderful colors..Great photos..

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  35. Isn't it unreal how beautifully nature paints some of it's subjects

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  36. That has to be the prettiest of all the birds. What wonderful brilliant colors. I'd love to see one in person.

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  37. Incredible colours on a bird! I've never seen one.

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  38. Oh my...what a beautiful bird! I love the way one color just blends into the next. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  39. what a beautiful bird!!! covered with so many vibrant colors...

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  40. This is a gorgeous bird, Eileen! I saw a regular bunting and thought that was beautiful but this colorful one beats all!

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  41. Oh my . . .
    The Painted Bunting is so beautiful . . .
    Amazing creation indeed . . .
    Thank you Eileen . . .

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  42. Oh so beautiful! Wishing you a beautiful week!

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  43. What a beautiful little bird, Eileen! What a thrill to see it! So nice to have your brother to visit, too. Happy spring and happy week to you! xo Karen

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  44. It's certainly a colourful bird and very pretty. Hard to camouflage though I should imagine.

    Diana

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  45. Incredibly-colored bird! It is really beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing these photos.

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  46. Hi Eileen,
    glad to hear, your brother was with you for a few days and he was watching with you this fabulous bird with the colorful feather.
    Best, Synnöve

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  47. So cute bird. Loved the post.
    Greetings.

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  48. Les couleurs de cet oiseau sont fantastiques ;-)
    Céline & Philippe

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  49. That is one spectacular bird Eileen. The colours are just amazing and you have some fine photos there. Enjoy the rest of your week.

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  50. Yes! Me too. I love both the male & female. And when the male sings early the morning...what a wonderful sound.

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  51. Happy to know you made it home safely and that you got your Comcast straightened out -- that is a twice-yearly hassle for us. (But worth it in the long run, although you wouldn't think so if you heard me griping for a day or two when we first get to either of our homes.)

    Wonderful that the painted bunting put in an appearance for your visiting brother -- and I'm sure he saw many more wonderful birds as well at that great spot!

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  52. Hello Eileen!:) The Painted Bunting is a real show stopper, their rainbow of colours are beautiful to see, and it was fortunate that you got the chance to see it with your brother. Very envious of your sighting, as we have nothing to compare here in Portugal. Beautiful photos Eileen!:)

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  53. Oh my, what an amazing little bird Eileen. You have captured it so beautifully!
    Have a wonderful Wednesday :)

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  54. Yay for the computer whiz Guy! Lovely little bird indeed would have been a delight to watch!
    Have a great week, Eileen
    Wren x

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  55. I love the colors on this bird! I'm so glad you were able to share!

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  56. Oh gee Eileen,
    birds can't get much prettier than this!
    Great captures and wish I could take photos of this species!!
    Keep well, warm hugs :)

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  57. Oh my...how lovely! Still waiting on Spring here! Aloha!

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  58. The colors on this lovely creature are just amazing! This is a fantastic capture!

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  59. Excellent Photos Eileen,.Really caught the colors well. And a great backstory too!

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  60. We had one of these birds in a book an American friend sent to me for my kids - I could not believe it was so colourful (or colorful!)

    I really want to see one in the feather.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  61. painted buntings are so beautiful.

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  62. I wish we had this bird where I live. It is soo beautiful :)

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  63. Glad you have your cable working...these are beautifully colored birds...Michelle

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