Buntings are God's gift to us who pay attention to
birds. Their incredible colors especially the male are
almost overwhelming and beyond description. The female
is just as brilliant with her beautiful green plumage.
guys decided to spend a bit of time in my Cowbird Hotel.
Once I saw them, I immediately took steps to free them.
I could not let the opportunity pass to actually hold
each of them and of course, take close up pictures.
Neither of them was overly excited at being captured but
once I loosened my grip, they were more than happy to
take to the air. I could not hold the male in the proper
position to get the effect of his multicolored plumage
because if I just moved my fingers a bit, he was ready
to squeeze out of my hand.
remember the first time I saw a male Painted Bunting. I
could not believe my eyes. Male cardinals are blood red
and they look like Christmas tree ornaments, and male
Ruby Throat hummingbirds are very easy on the eyes, but
Painted Buntings are like the best eye dessert there is.
North Central Fayette
County Wildlife Management Co-op
P.O. Box 224 ~ Round Top, Texas 78954
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