Monday

A Bird Story

As many of you know, my passion for photography started
back in June of 2007.
With this passion also came a passion for Nature which
I had never had before. Especially a passion for Birds!
At the beginning of this 2008 my hopes were to see
an Indigo Bunting. My children had given me
a beautiful calendar with birds on it for
Christmas and I saw an Indigo Bunting...and I wanted to see one
FOR REAL.
Well...my wish came true that Spring.


I believe this is a juvenile or molting Indigo Bunting.
From what I have read, they do not get there completely Blue
feathers until they are in their 3rd year.


Possibly an Adult (or close to adult) Male.
I cannot tell you the joy I felt at seeing these birds.

 Indigo Bunting
A Beautiful Blue Treasure
My heart Sings

29 comments:

Ex-Shammickite said...

What a lovely bird. I've never seen one, but perhaps I'm too far north here in Canada.
Your photography is terrific.

SandyCarlson said...

Congratulations! You sure have made the most of your twin new interests, Kerri! Thanks for blessing us with your gifts.

DeeMom said...

WOW what a GRAND capture

happyone said...

I'm so happy for you that you got to see your bird. It is a beauty!!

NCmountainwoman said...

Hip Hip Hooray! Isn't it wonderful to see a bird you have been wishing for? I love Indigo Buntings and they are fairly common in our county so I see them every now and again.

Unfortunately we don't see them at home. I think we're too far from fields and too much in the woods. Great photos.

June said...

Congrats on your sighting! We've an Indigo Bunting who visits our feeders...such a gorgeous shade of blue!

Becky and Gary said...

Those Indigo Buntings are SO beautiful and quite illusive. You are lucky to have photographed one.
Great shot, especially of the young one.

Andrea said...

Congratulations. You captured such pretty birds. I love the blue color of this bird.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

It's amazing how photography makes us more aware of our world. I was bitten by the photography bug a couple of months after you were so I can understand your enthusiasm. And to have realized your dream of seeing an indigo bunting...WOW! Congratulations!

Paulie said...

How wonderful! They are a very pretty bird. I guess having the calendar helps identify some f them for you also.

Carletta said...

How gorgeous! Excellent photos of both.

Luke said...

spectacular bird!

Lara said...

how wonderful! and congratulations, of course!

evlahos said...

photography make us see the world with different point of view. we can see things that didn't notice before. we can see the beauties of nature. and then comes wonderful captures as yours. well done

Mary said...

I'm so happy for you! I love indigos and know how much joy I felt the first time one showed up at my house! They are just so BLUE and so wonderful to look at! Beautiful photos! Hope they hang around for a while!

Eco Enthusiast said...

What great photos! Thank you for sharing your excitement. I hope to go out and see a new bird today.

Dusty Lens said...

Handsome Bunting! Congratulations on this capture! Half the thrill is the hunt when searching for birds, the other half is the image captured. Birding and photography seem to go together quite nicely.

Willard said...

I'm glad you got to photograph the Indigo Buntings. They are beautiful birds and you did an excellent job of capturing them!

The flower pictures in the previous posts are stunning, especially the white one! Great commentary as well!

ellen b. said...

Wow! Not only did you get to see it but it sat still long enough for you to get some beautiful photos! Very cool...

MedaM said...

Lovely bird, indeed! You are very lucky to have captured it! I am really very glad that you wish came true. I can imagine how excited you were! I know that I would have been too because I’ve never seen that beautiful bird for real.

Dick said...

A beautiful bird, I'm glad you shot him.......with your camera.

Marvin said...

Congratulations on seeing and photographing the Indigo Bunting. Is a Painted Bunting next on your aspirations list?

I too have noticed that photography has led me to be much more observant about the natural environment surrounding me. I stop and look much more often than I used to.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

This is indeed terrific news and I am happy to share your exciting news and splendid photos! YAY Kerri! Congrats.

Catherine said...

Yeah! Congrat's on seeing your indigo bunting, & not only seeing it but capturing it also!! I see them from time to time, but they are so quick, I've yet to caputure one! So, thanks for sharing your's! They are the most incredible color of blue!
Ain't nature, & photography grand..?! :)
Have a beautiful week!
Cat

Ms. Math said...

What a beautiful bird - the blue is stunning! I'm so very happy for you that you were able to not only see this bird, but to capture it so well.

granmal said...

Beautiful bird. I'm amazed at all the different birds you and others get pictures of. So far I've been able to get pictures of Hawks, Eagles, Cardinals and Vultures. I think I need to learn to set and be still and wait! That is a little hard for me.

CG said...

I am so thril;led for you. What a glorious bird. Thanks for sharing it with us!!

Rurality said...

I can remember the very first time I saw one. Such a ZING! moment. :) Now we're lucky enough to live near their nesting spots, and hear them singing often.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Excellent post Kerri.. I feel and share your joy. This year I wanted to see close up one of our Goldfinches.. I spent many a cold day at a bird feeding station in the countryside that we and many others keep stocked up all year round. No luck all winter..then spring came and went.. It happened a few weeks back.. to close encounters with them in two different areas... The joy I felt was heart warming and had me smiling all week .. I still look at the pictures with pride.
You pictures by the way just get better each time I visit..

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