A Quick Visit With The Indigo Bunting

Seeing The Indigo Bunting Up Close

Yesterday I had a couple of free hours during the middle of the day. That is usually a horrible time for bird photography, but the clouds softened the light just enough to make some photos. I went out to Prophetstown State Park to see what I could find there. I had one bird in mind, but as usual I would take whatever presented itself to me. On the trail someone told me about an indigo bunting just down the trail. Historically I have had bad luck with these birds. I walked a little way down the trail and saw one. I missed the photo though and I turned around to focus on the noises I heard up the trail. The bunting flew right by me and landed in a couple of interesting perches. Unlike most of these birds this one really seemed like it wanted to be photographed.

A Cool Plant

I am not a plant person. I have no idea what this is called, but I thought that it was a super cool place for a bird to land. At times I thought the tops looked like mini fireworks. With the 4th of July coming up I thought that this was a great place to make bird photos. I will have to get back out there before these are all gone.

Back With The Birds

It has been a while since I made a bird photo. It has been even longer since I left my house to do so. I have been really concentrating on the sports side of my photography. After having a drought last year I have tried to make as many sports images as I could. It is a great feeling to walk into nature though not knowing what you will get. That feeling of stumbling into something very cool is hard to beat. I need to get out there more often. Below are a couple of bonus photos of the bunting from my walk. If you like these wildlife posts share them with your friends.




One Reply to “A Quick Visit With The Indigo Bunting”

  1. Wonderful photos and what a glorious color he is! I saw one of these once in Illinois but it flew away before I could get my camera ready. I did get a vermilion flycatcher, though, and what a colorful pair they made right near each other!

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