Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Painted Buntings are Back for the Summer Season

 By the looks of the yellow, this little fellow is still filling out his adult plumage.


Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday

131 comments:

Julia said...

Oh, he's so pretty. Hope you get a whole bunch at your feeder.
Hugs,
JB

Jacquelineand.... said...

Anyone who doesn't smile when seeing one of these needs to go back to 'happy' school.

eileeninmd said...

Awww, another one of my favorite birds. They are beautiful and so colorful. Lucky you! Enjoy your day!

Mildred said...

So pretty.

Anvilcloud said...

The perks of living in the subtropics.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Oh I wish they would come and visit me! Such a pretty bird.

Lynn said...

Such pretty little birds-enjoy:@)

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my, he's dressed to the nines!

Revrunner said...

And maybe trying to figure out what's going on with that "other" bird. :-)

retriever said...

A very pretty colored bird, have a nice week,
Greeting from Belgium in Mons

http://louisette.eklablog.com

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I only saw ONE the entire migration here!! They're so pretty.

magnoliasntea said...

My lands, next time we're in Texas I'm skipping the Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park and just coming to your place for a birding tour. lol
He's a gorgeous guy, for sure.

nookworm said...

Pretty and colorful bird!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Teresa, those are great pictures of wonderful birds!

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

He is gorgeous :)

messymimi said...

There's a summer visitor worth having!

Bas said...

wat is hij mooien wat is hij kleurrijk.

Dicky Bird said...

so pretty

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Sure those aren't escapees from the pet shop? Just wondering.

Bethany Carson said...

Such a handsome bird! Love the colors!

DJan said...

He's so pretty! I wish we had those guys around here, too. Beautiful! :-)

joeh said...

Dang, you have my favorite bird and favorite duck even though I've never seen either one up close and personal. I guess I have to visit Texas some day.

The ducks do live up north, I've just never seen one.

Sandra said...

the last one he looks like he is mimicking the metal bird

Nancy Chan said...

This colourful bird seems to be curious with the bird above it.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Beautiful. Looks fascinated with the decoy bird...like trying to decide whether to woo it or chase it away.

Birdman said...

Curses!
You've reminded me. I've got painting to get down today.

Midmarsh John said...

A brilliant mix of colours.

ellen abbott said...

I miss the little painted bunting that hung out here all winter. I guess he's up visiting you.

Kate said...

Oh, how I would LOVE to see those beauties! Have you drawn that particular bird for one of your "give-aways?"

wilga02 said...

Ohh, this bird is so pretty! This colours! Fantastic feathers, wonderful.

LV said...

What a pretty little bird. Its colors so vivid and bright.

Mary Hone said...

Wow, the colors on those guys. Amazing.

ThreeOldKeys said...

Ms. TexWisGirl: It's your fault I now keep a bird book next to my chair ... but I forgive you!

I would fall over if I saw one of these Well-Painted Buntings at my feeder.

Sally said...

Oh, so very beautiful! :)

Irma said...

Beautiful colored bird.

Linda Kay said...

Such a thrill to get to see one up close, and this is a lovely picture to share.

Paula said...

I too noticed the pretty Bunting seems to be interested in the cute little false bird.

don said...

The painted buntings are so pretty. You are privileged to get to see them arrive for summer. A beautiful series.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful colours on this one!

Halcyon said...

Wow! They are so colorful!

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Lucky you! He looks like sherbert ice cream!

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely bird. Painted Bunting, good luck mates.

Debby Ray said...

Before I die, I want to see one of these lovely birds...wish we had them here! Gorgeous!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

They are so tiny!

Sylvia K said...

What a beautiful, colorful bird!! I've never seen one of these before!!

Debbie said...

oooohhhh they are pack, they are soooo beautiful!!! have you ever drawn one??? you should!!!

i have heard they are in ocean county, of course i am crossing my fingers!!!!

Debbie said...

* back

i always proof read after!!!! what's the point then!!!! hehehe

Mich said...

Ooooooooo he's so fancy!! I wish we had them here.

Arija said...

What a thrill to have these pretty birds visit with you. They are as colourful as our rainbow rosellas.

EG CameraGirl said...

I LOVE the guys!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Such a beautiful birdie!

P.S. Typing at you from the D.C. Public Library near Chevy Chase Circle...PEPCO is working on the telephone poles and we have no electricity (NO A.C.!!!) for the day...
~

Tamago said...

Wow, what a pretty bird! I've never seen painted buntings around here. I love his colorful coat!

The Queen Jester said...

Those are simply amazing.

Crissi said...

So wonderful color!
Nice evening Crissi

Silver Parrot said...

Oh my goodness - what a gorgeous bird! They kind of remind me of rainbow lorikeets in their coloring!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

I´d love to photograph this wonderful bird.. Nice pics.. Cheers..

MarkD60 said...

That is one incredible bird! Amazing colors!

RedPat said...

How magical to see these guys, Tex!

Nancy J said...

Colours to brighten the day for all, a real beauty.

Miss Val's Creations said...

So vibrant and beautiful. I don't know how these little guys hide from prey!

Adam Jones said...

Oh my word! What a great looking bird. So colourful.

Gosia k said...

we have these colourful birds in the winter

SweetMarie said...

their colors are just amazing! I hope I see some here!

Barb said...

These buntings are gorgeous. I've never seen one in person.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Amazing their coloration.

Mary Kirkland said...

What a bright beautiful bird.

Ruth Hiebert said...

They are little beauties.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The bird is absolutely stunninG! In the last pic, he looks like he is wondering about that other bird )). (And that is a nice feature of that feeder).

AGM PRISMA said...

You must be happy with this cute bird.
twit, twit.

jjj

Greetings. I,m very happy with your visit

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi - my first visit, hopped over from Gails blog!

What beautiful colouring birds, lovely pictures, thanks for sharing them with us all.

All the best Jan

Marit Sønstebø said...

Very beautiful!

What Karen Sees said...

The colors on this little one are gorgeous. We don't have very many brightly colored birds in Utah.

MarmePurl said...

Welcome home Lovies.

Andrew Fulton said...

I am always in awe of these colourful little birds ...

Andrew Fulton said...

I am always in awe of these colourful little birds ...

DIMI said...

What a beautiful and colorful bird Tex!!Love it!!Excellent shots!!
Dimi...

Stephanie said...

So pretty! Showed my hubby this bird. He was awed by the colors.

FOREST SNAPPER said...

Now that IS a colourful bird, wish they would drift over here.

peter

carolann said...

The painting bunting are beautiful.
You lucky girl. I sure would love some to fly my way.

Wow! They or it would be a beautiful give away if you colored it.

I was out trying to fine some bridges or something for your site on Thursday.

Black Jack's Carol said...

Oh, what a happy feeling that must be when the first one appears after their months away . Love these photos and will be looking forward to many more!

Munir said...

Oh my God ! What a beauty ! You get tons of blessings just for sharing the pictures.

Marie C said...

Be still my heart! :-) Your daily rainbow!

Brian King said...

Beautiful birds! Another one we don't get to see around here.

Our photos said...

Wow, amazing colors !

Susan said...

Oh those gorgeous colours just leapt out from my side bar! So beautiful :D)

Kathy said...

One of the prettiest, brightest birds I've ever seen. We don't seem to get too many here although we're still in your area. I think we have more indigo buntings than the painted.

Lois said...

Gorgeous bird! I wish I would see one in my yard.

mick said...

Fantastic colors on those birds.

Red said...

Your buntings are a very attractive colorful bird.

DeniseinVA said...

They are gorgeous Theresa.

Gayle said...

Stunning!

Gert said...

They are so beautiful!

Randy said...

Colorful little visitor.

edenhills said...

So bright and beautiful! Wish we had them here.

dinascitywildlife.com said...

Beautiful colors!

Primitive Stars said...

Evening, such a beautiful little bird, I love them.Blessings Francine.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

How wonderful, they are one of the prettiest little birds!

Maggid said...

I had to go look it up - to make sure a bunting was a finch . .

REALLY??? These simply fly around your world and look enchanting? Wowzer . . you DO live in some kind of wonderland.

nifty

Rose said...

They are so gorgeous...almost as pretty as my picture I won!

Lynne said...

If the Painted Bunting doesn't do anything for ones soul . . . well, what will!
Amazing beauty!

Janey and Co. said...

I hope to see one of these in real life one day!

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Very pretty little bird, wonderful photos!

Paul said...

Amazing variety of colors on these birds!

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful bird, brilliant colours, wish I had them here.

Rita said...

They are just amazing! Unreal color. :)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
What a lovely visitor to your feeder. The way he looks at that 'other' bird on the feeder...
Hugs,
Mariette

Ms. A said...

Guess if I'm ever going to see one of these, I'm going to have to come to your place!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Wow, what a splash of color!! He makes quite a statement.

Margaret Adamson said...

Wow! Stunningly beautiful.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Keep on strutin', pretty birdies!

diane b said...

It is a beautifully coloured bird. It rivals a parrot's colours.

A Quiet Corner said...

They do say "summer"!...:)JP

Gunilla Bäck said...

Pretty little bird!

Tanya Breese said...

they are so darn pretty!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Love these birds. They are so colorful and charming.
CM

Karen S. said...

Such vivid color of nature's gift to us! Sweet things.

bailey-road.com said...

A beautiful bird to see and photograph!

Farm Girl said...

I love buntings!

Nette Cecilia said...

Beutiful bird to see and i think you are happy to see it coming back to you ,Nette

Terry and Linda said...

I wish those little birds came here, they are just lovely!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
https://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/sherlock-boomer

Laura. M said...

Beautiful colors Teresa !!

Laura said...

Wow Teresa, what a beauty! I've never seen such a colorful bird in this part of the country.

Robin Lamb said...

T, I'm very envious of you being able to see these Lovelys

Felicia said...

they are so pretty.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a beautiful bird! It looks like a rainbow!

Angela said...

I wish they were in West Virginia! They are so stunningly beautiful! Maybe you could catch a few and send them my way??? :)

Kovács Miklós said...

What a beautiful diamond :)

bon bon said...

They are just so gorgeous...

Mary Cromer said...

They are so beautiful, you are blessed~

Carletta said...

A beautiful bird and still so envious we don't have them here. :)

pattisjarrett said...

Aw, so pretty. I hope our little fellow found a mate and they're living happily ever after. Hopefully, they'll stop by on vacation some day.

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