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Blog entry by dini posted 05-19-2011 08:52 AM 8753 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sitting at my kitchen table this morning, I saw THREE Indigo Buntings at the seed under my feeder! Not one or two, but THREE gorgeous little blue boys! I tried for a picture , but all you can see is a vaguely bird-shaped blue spot past the windowscreen ( which you can see really well).

-- the day you quit learning is the day you quit living.



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dini

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Iris43

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posted 05-19-2011 09:05 AM

Oh, dini! I would be ‘over the moon’ if they would come to my feeders. :) I haven’t seen them here for several years, although a neighbour reported one at her feeders this spring. Lucky you!

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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MsDebbieP

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posted 05-19-2011 09:41 AM

easily thrilled????? that is—wow—my heart would be pounding like crazy.
We had one a couple years ago – first time I had ever seen one. Just amazing.

I agree: Lucky you!

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Cindy

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posted 05-19-2011 10:08 AM

Are they a rare bird, or one that shuns developed areas? In all my life in Connecticut I never saw one. About 3 years ago I saw one here in Virginia a few miles from my house. The shockingly bright colors almost made me run off the road! I dashed home & looked it up – what a gorgeous sight. You must be over the moon to have lured 3 of them to your feeders!

-- ~ Cindy, Virginia Appalachians, UDSA Hardiness Zone 6 ~

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dini

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posted 05-19-2011 10:48 AM

Last time I saw one, it was just a glimpse as he flitted from tree to tree along the railroad tracks where my sons and I were berrying. According to the experts, they are shy little guys who hang out around the edges of woods, which is, after all, where my lot is.
So little, not a whole lot bigger than a hummer, but such a deep, vibrant blue! I’m still just so excited!

-- the day you quit learning is the day you quit living.

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Weedwacker

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posted 05-20-2011 11:05 AM

Of all the birds that come through a yard I think the most exciting was seeing the blue bunting. It was so blue and in such a small package I had to find a book to confirm what it was. By the time I got it figured out and wanted to find my husband, it was gone. I have only seen one maybe three times in all my years out here. It is a treat. When I was on the East coast the red Cardinal was a thrill for me.

-- Margaret, Eagle Creek, Oregon. A garden is never finished.

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MsDebbieP

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posted 05-20-2011 05:42 PM

the cardinal is still a thrill for me, as is the bluejay.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Bon

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posted 06-04-2011 10:46 AM

Wow you are so lucky.Could you send them over here so I can see them too.(lol)

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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