Saturday, September 26, 2015

Male Painted Bunting

   Eat...

Drink...
Be Merry...



 





  Linking to Saturday's Critters and The Bird D'Pot

176 comments:

Timi said...

It's a beautiful bird!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Theresa - wonderful array of shots - love his colours ... incredible - cheers Hilary

Justin Carfagnini said...

Some great shots! He's a colorful one!!

Crissi said...

Sooooo beautiful bird and shots!
Happy weekend Crissi

Ela said...

I love these colorful creatures and your fantastic shots !!
Happy weekend !

Cloudia said...

UN REAL!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa;
Wow, How cheerful and colorful this post is♪ Really feast for my eyes (especially present bad left eye) p:-) I LOVED seeing sweet Painted Bunting's feather changing when he was Merry♡♡♡

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Marit Sønstebø said...

Wonderful colors!

Te de Ternura said...

QUE PAJARITO TAN BELLO!!!
Y que bien cuidado lo tienes!!!
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creo que te gustará, pués es sobre los COLIBRÍS.
MIL GRACIAS!!!
Conxita

Nancy J said...

What a character, that startled look, and your words fit so well. A story in photos, and his beautiful bright feathers, a feast for our eyes.

Nancy J said...

What a character, that startled look, and your words fit so well. A story in photos, and his beautiful bright feathers, a feast for our eyes.

Joyful said...

Delightful and beautifully coloured bird. I love seeing small beautiful birds, especially when they are splashing about in the water. Have a great weekend. xx

Nancy Chan said...

It is a very beautiful and colourful male painted bunting! He is really have a great time!

Lynn said...

Aw, my favorite little birds! Well, I'm kinda fond of the skinny chickens too:@)

Ms. A said...

I've still never been privileged to see one in person/bird, but my daughter was fortunate enough to have and indigo at her place. I only got to see the photo of that, too.

Christine said...

what a beautifully coloured bird! I've never seen one before! Looks like he's thoroughly enjoying that bath!

Filip Demuinck said...

He is super beautifull.

Greetings,
Filip

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures of this beautiful bird.
Perfect photographed, my compliments.
Best regards, Irma

Jocee said...

What a gorgeous bird. Love the shots of him in the water :-)

diane b said...

A super series of shots. A beautiful bird who looks like he needs the hair dryer.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Que maravilha de sequência fotográfica.
Um abraço e bom fim de semana.

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, Tex! The Painted Bunting is my all time favorite bird. The males are just gorgeous, such pretty colors. Great shots, I love the bathing series. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Lynn said...

holy crow these are so varied what wonderful shots, their colours are really to die for...

messymimi said...

Wow! You've put a big smile on my face with those, thank you.

Pom Pom said...

Wow! You really took some fantastic photos of this lovely bird! Well done, Tex Wis!

Rajesh said...

Very colorful and beautiful bird. It is having a great time.

Birdman said...

Your last 2 shots are my favorites.
ps Will cross the AK border into TX about 10 this AM. Is Texas ready for me?

Dicky Bird said...

O.K. that is the prettiest species of bird! Do you think he flies around knowing how pretty he is?

Revrunner said...

Apparently pretty pleased with himself. :-)

eViL pOp TaRt said...

He is incredibly beautiful!

Linda Kay said...

They are truly one of God's miracles with all the color. I haven't seen one for a while, but did have one in a bird feeder when we lived in Whitney.

DJan said...

He sure knows how to enjoy himself, for sure. Love the bath pictures. :-)

Jeevan said...

Excellent capture on the series... he must have great bathing. Very pleasant to watch

Lowcarb team member said...

This is truly a beautiful bird - great shots, thank you

All the best Jan

Brk Trt said...

Beautiful colors on that bird.

magnoliasntea said...

What a beautiful set of photos! Love them all. every. single. one.
Have a lovely weekend!

magnoliasntea said...

What a beautiful set of photos! Love them all. every. single. one.
Have a lovely weekend!

magnoliasntea said...

Oh oh, I just noticed you won "The Walter" and wanted to offer huge congratulations on that. I heartily agree that you deserve it and will take this opportunity to say thank you for sharing your wonderful photos and humor with your readers of which I am part. :))

Fireblossom said...

What a little cutie.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Beautiful captures, T.

Paula said...

He seems to be saying "why are you watching me take my bath"?

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Such a pretty and colorful bird. Great shots. Happy Weekend. cm

Farm Girl said...

I always love the pictures of the Painted Buntings. I love how you were able to capture that little bit of color around his eye, I would have never noticed that if not for your photograph.

Red said...

Great action shots and caption.

Primitive Stars said...

How can one not be merry looking like that, so colder full!!!!!! Blessings Francine.

Jo said...

Hi Theresa, that bird's colors are surreal to me. What an amazing series of shots you have of him. Thanks for sharing.

Trollstubben foto said...

A lovely bird.
K

don said...

A wonderful series on this beautiful bird whether he's wet or dry. I'm impressed with which a good, thorough bath he takes. A excellent series, Theresa.

nookworm said...

Splish! Splash! Wonderful series of his activity at bath time! I have never seen one of these birds in person, but I have shown your pictures to several friends. Thank you for your works!

nookworm said...

Splish! Splash! Wonderful series of his activity at bath time! I have never seen one of these birds in person, but I have shown your pictures to several friends. Thank you for your works!

joeh said...

Thx

William Kendall said...

Beautiful colours, and it looks like he's enjoying the water!

LV said...

In all my years I do not recall ever seeing one of these beauties. Such vivid colors. Nature definitely keeps you entertained.

happywonderer.com said...

Such rich colors on this bird! Great shots!

Gail said...

That is one happy, beautiful bird.

I've never seen one here.

Miss Val's Creations said...

He looks a little disheveled when bathing, but still quite handsome!

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

One of my very favorite birds! I'm still smiling over some of those wet-and-disheveled-but-still-trying-to-look-dignified shots.

S. J. Qualls said...

Sweet shots, I'm crazy about the bathing ones!

wilga02 said...

Beatiful birds and shots! So colorful! ;)

Max said...

Wonderful shots! I greet! :)

Sylvia K said...

Oh, such a beautiful, colorful bird!! I've never seen one "for real"!! Your pics are awesome!! Thanks as always for sharing the beauty!! Hope you have a beautiful weekend!!

karmnik54 said...

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Betty Manousos said...

aww! so cute!
fabulous photos my friend!
happy weekend to you!

Tamago said...

What a beautiful bird! He is so cute taking bird bath :-)

Sally said...

Beautiful colors.

RedPat said...

He is a handsome guy. I hope he gets the feathers all tidied up again before the girls see him! ;-)

Karen Schurr said...

What a beautiful birdie.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

He is so beautiful, I can't get over the bright colors!

Bob Bushell said...

Cuddlesome bird, he is having fun.

Beth from VA, . . ."E" said...

gorgeous coloring. i love the bird bath puffy shots ... those are too cute!! ( :

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

such amazing colouring on that bird, not one we see around here.

Barb said...

Oh what super photos of Mr Bunting! I would love to see this colorful bird myself. He took quite a dunking!

Mary Cromer said...

Hi Theresa. We have had a most difficult two months and I am beginning to visit some of my favorite blogs for the first time in a couple of weeks. These Painted Bunting photographs are all absolutely brilliant. I always enjoy when you share them, and these really are stunning. Take care~

Alica said...

Gorgeous! Just gorgeous!

Jeanne said...

Perfect!! I love the last shot. He looks content with his efforts.

Brian King said...

Wow! The colors are really popping on that little guy! He looks a bit miffed at not being able to wash them off! haha!

Janey and Co. said...

They are so amazing and I have yet to see one.

Janey and Co. said...

They are so amazing and I have yet to see one.

Midmarsh John said...

Really beautiful colours, once they have dried out.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Such a handsome fellow, I wonder if he's getting ready for a date?
~

Country Gal said...

Such pretty colours . Lovely shots . Have a good day !

Christian Weiß said...

Cute and coloful little guy.

Gosia k said...

so colourful bird we don't have them in Poland

Jeanne said...

Great shots of this beautiful bunting!

Stephen Hayes said...

Of all the wonderful bird photos you post, the ones of Painted Buntings are my favorites and I always enjoy seeing them. Thanks for sharing.

Maggid said...

Gorgeous Fella . . . Really cool he comes to visit you.

NatureFootstep said...

how wonderful and fun to watch them take a bath. And a colorful one as this is a real treat :)

Bethany Carson said...

The bunting is gorgeous! I really enjoyed your photos!

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

These are always a joy to see on your blog.

carol l mckenna said...

What a beautiful bird and love the photos! Especially after its bath!

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

Blondie's Journal said...

What an absolute treat!

Jane x

Debbie said...

Goodness, they are just so sweet. Their colors are amazing!!

Hannah said...

The Painted Bunting is decorated so great, such bright colors, but after he is wet, he looks like his paint is running, so funny, Theresa. You get to see so many cool birds.

Rose said...

So very beautiful! Always love seeing birds taking a bath! They go at it with such gusto!

Pamela Gordon said...

Oh he is gorgeous! I'd love to see one.

Debby Ray said...

Oh my...you got some GREAT captures of this beautiful bird! I want to see one before I die!

KB Bear said...

It is hard to believe that such a colorful and gorgeous bird even exists. I love the photos. Thanks!

Stephanie said...

Delightful images of a beautiful bird.

Paul said...

What a handsome fellow, real nice group of pictures!

Grandma C said...

No matter how hard I try I can't wash the paint out of my feathers.. lol

Karen said...

Oh wow, what a beauty! Terrific captures!

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Very nice sequence!

Barbara said...

Oh, I'm so jealous! But grateful you shared your photos! Gorgeous!

Rita said...

Even that bright little fellow looks pretty funny soaking wet! :)

Handmade in Israel said...

Wow! What a beautiful bird! It looks like he/she has been hand painted.

Ian H said...

Fantastic shots. We don't get anything that colourful here.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Theresa!:) You have thoughly spoilt us today with these beautiful Painted bunting captures. Just loved the bathing sequence, such adorable captures showing their sweet expressions.

Antonio Torres Márquez said...

Estupendas las fotos que nos has dejado. Un placer pasar por tu espacio.

Saludos.

Anni said...

Before we leave for the day, I just wanted to stop by and say this:
Thank you for taking time to add your link this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

You're always lucky to have these beauties so near by. And, I not only think your images are super, the captioning is perfect.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful captures! I love the waterdrops flying around. :-)

Sandra said...

these are all beyond cute... and by the time i got to the wet hen bedraggled look, i was laughing.

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Theresa, I would absolutely have a fit if I were to see a Male Painted Bunting in person! It's the most beautiful bird I've ever seen in my life! Your shots are awesome, from beautiful to adorable to downright cute as ever!!

Happy Sunday~
Nancy

rainfield61 said...

Have a nice day, feathered friend.

Lynne said...

I love the dry look . . .
But the "wet look" is absolutely adorable!

Hawkeye BrownDog said...

Hi Y'all!

Wish we had painted buntings in this part of the world.

Y'all come on by,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Veralynne Malone said...

Great pictures...looks like he is having a great time!

Gert said...

Oh Theresa...what an amazing post! This bird is gorgeous, I've never seen one this far north before. You just made my day!

Hilary said...

I love these little guys .. so colourful and sweet. That photo of him splashing away in the water just screams merriment. So sweet.

Caren Gittleman said...

I have never seen a bird like this and it is absolutely gorgeous! Love how the feathers are the primary colors (red, blue, yellow)
catchatwithcarenandcody

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful shots!

bon bon said...

Even wet he's gorgeous!

Terry and Linda said...

I wish we had those colorful little birds here!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Tex, I still have never spotted a Painted Bunting, male or female. I hope to see one of each gender. Have a tremendous coming week. Enjoy seeing the Blood Moon Eclipse tonight if you can - I hope to do so!

Margie said...

Hey T! WOWzers...not sure there are many backyard birds more beautiful than this one.

DeniseinVA said...

A palette of pretty colors on the wing. Love your photos of this little darling.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hi Theresa..Excellent series of pictures. Lovely bird.. Cheers..

Halcyon said...

He looks so cute with his wet feathers. Can't believe you got such a colorful fellow at your bath!

LannieK said...

Beautiful, r' handsome, guy! You are so lucky to get such pretty birds :-)

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Gotta keep those feathers nice and clean. I think they should have a tiny tumble dryer!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

That's the most beautiful bird I have ever seen! Wonderful photos - lucky you!

Barb Brookbank said...

He's a beauty - love the captions!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I was surprised these winter in FL. I'll keep an eye out during our 2 days of winter. Such beautiful creatures.

Wayne said...

He's having quite the party by himself, isn't he? They are such an incredibly handsome species.

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

So colorful, looks like someone just threw some bright paint on him.

John's Island said...

Hi Tex, The Painted Buntings are beautiful birds. It is fun to see them getting all cleaned up. I feel kind of sorry for the little guy in the last picture but all will be well when he gets dry. Neat photos!

Judy said...

I always love seeing your Painted Bunting photos. Those last two crack me up...too cute!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
What a lovely show by this make painted bunting. Love the bathing pictures.
Hugs,
Mariette

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

The most absolutely beautiful bird --- even wet!!!!
How exciting - Fantastic shots!!!

Linda said...

Oh my! He is gorgeous! Although he looks pretty funny all wet!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

What cool photos! I love this beautiful bird and wish I had a few in my yard. I'm very envious!

Mary Kirkland said...

Wow, so pretty. Very colorful.

Made by KKann said...

He is really so beautiful.

Stewart M said...

I still don't really believe that these birds are not a photoshop job!! (Not really!)

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Lukasz W said...

Great shots!

Indrani said...

Such a colorful bird! Lovely captures!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beyond beautiful!

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm so jealous of your painted bunting photos! ;)

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Lovely... lucky you! Really nice images, Tex!

Flat Creek Farm said...

oh, how I've missed reading your colorful bird posts. If I were able to request one more bird type at our feeders here in MO.. this one would be it! Gorgeous shots, as always :) -tammy

Pantherka said...

Very beautiful!

mick said...

Great photos of the Painted Bunting. It is such a beautiful bird.

Our photos said...

Owww, adorable !!!

Kovács Miklós said...

Oh,dear! Simply beautiful. I cannot find my words. Like a small diamond!

Susan said...

What a beautiful bird. Kinda looks like me getting out of the shower, except for the colors. So so cute, ah, not me, the bird!

Robin Lamb said...

T, what a beauty! Even wet! What a nice series of shots!!

NC Sue said...

What a gorgeous bird! Absolutely beautiful!
Please come link up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/09/shake-those-tail-feathers.html

pattisjarrett said...

Awwww! I love that little wet birdie! Looks like all the criteria are met--eat, drink, and be merry. A winning combination any day.

ladyfi said...

Such pretty shots!

Margaret Adamson said...

Such a beautiful coloured little bird but he looks bedragged when he has a bath. Hopeall is going well with you and you are not too tired!

handmade by amalia said...

The colors on that little fellow are amazing. He shouldn't go courting after a bath, he looks too funny.
Amalia
xo

Small City Scenes said...

Eat Drink Be Merry and take that Bath. Splish Splash!
MB

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Welcome Teresa!
I missed you and your beautiful pictures.
This bird is remarkable.
Greetings.

Chris Rohrer said...

I drooooool at your close sightings! I just saw my first one this year....but not like this:) Gorgeous bird!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a delightful little treasure this bird is! His feathers are like jewels!

Small Kucing said...

Lovely snap of the birdie. I wanna jump into the "pool" too

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

He is so beautiful. I wish we had them around here.

Michelle said...

What a precious bird, even soaking wet!

Kathy said...

These are soooo cute! Not everyone is lucky enough to spy on a painted bunting bath!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Unbelievably colorful-- so rich that you expect the water to turn color! one of my favorite birds, and great to have them at home!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Handsome fellow! I love your photos- he's a very cute wet head!

GreenComotion said...

Such a beauty and lovely series of photos!
I hope I see one of these when I come to Texas someday.
Have a Lovely Day, Theresa!
Peace :)

Laura. M said...

I need to go to the hairdresser :)))
Very good Teresa !!!

marshaleith said...

super shots of this bird...but boy does it look scruffy when wet!!

Black Jack's Carol said...

Couldn't leave without telling you how much we LOVE these colourful Buntings! Just spectacular!

Helma said...

Ohhhhhhh ............. here I can only dream of.
Wonderful to see this bird, and then also that he takes a bath.
You're a real lucky Theresa :-)

Lei Angeles said...

Lovely bird. I think I wanna put up a bird bath and feeder on my garden soon.

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