Perfect BluePosted: April 28, 2017
The sky was a perfect blue.
And a perfectly blue visitor came to feed. This beautiful bird is an Indigo Bunting and surprisingly, it is really black. The diffraction of light through its feathers make it look blue.
Through the years, other Indigo Buntings have come through the garden around the same time, probably from their winter home in Mexico. Some may nest near this area. An interesting fact about the bird is that their numbers have actually increased due to lumbering and energy line tree cutting. The Buntings enjoy wooded areas next to open fields.