My parents share my appreciation for birds. While watching the feeders from their back deck during my visit here in North Carolina, I saw my first Indigo Buntings.
After a quick familial consensus of what they were, I snagged someone else’s camera to at least come home with a picture. This was the first sighting of these bright blue birds here as well and I was afraid it might be a one-time visit.
We didn’t see any females about, just the two males. They enjoyed the seed buffet that had fallen under the feeders and then flitted off to the nearby azalea bushes.
Such striking and brilliant birds to get to see. Hopefully, they’ll stick around the rest of this summer and be there the next time I visit.