Friday, May 15, 2009

Two for the price of one

Passerina cyanea

This indigo bunting has been a regular visitor to the feeder and yet too shy to allow me get outside to take a picture. I actually stood in the misty rain for 30 minutes protecting my camera hoping he would return. These photos were taken through the slates of the deck which adds a mysterious frame of sorts. When the goldfinch joined him, my color spectrum was complete! The photos are poor even though I post processed. He is not rare.

The bird that joined him is a lovely male goldfinch. We have had bunches of brilliant gold highlights at the feeder all month.


Sarah Lulu said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Hilary said...

Patience is the key, eh? I love that 2nd photos. Beautiful, brilliant birds.

One Woman's Journey said...

Beautiful. Oh - I wish I could capture images like this. You are one talented lady.

Linda said...

Indigo buntings are so stunningly blue. Patiently standing in the rain was worth the moment. I love to notice birds in the forest and listen to their songs. Thank you for sharing.

Annie in Austin said...

He might not be rare for you, but I've only caught one glimpse of Indigo buntings here, Tabor - how great to see them close and still.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose