Back Yard Painted Buntings

We’ve been watching painted buntings come to our feeder  in the back yard for the last couple of weeks. For several days every time I set up my camera to capture these beautiful birds I scared them away. They are very skittish and fly off when they sense the slightest movement. 

I never gave up trying and my patience finally paid off when I was able to get a few shots of a pair at the feeder.

Pair of Painted Buntings
Pair of Painted Buntings
The male kept on eating after the female flew off.

Male Painted Bunting
Male Painted Bunting
After she left he came around to my side of the feeder so I could get a good look at him. The food must be better on this side!

Male Painted Bunting
Male Painted Bunting

16 thoughts on “Back Yard Painted Buntings”

  1. What a treat. I kept hoping we would see one last year when we were on St. Simons, but it was too early in the year. Will they stay around your place for the summer or are they passing through?

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    1. Sometimes we see them all summer and sometimes just in the spring and fall. I’m hoping they will stay. There are more than these two around our neighborhood. We saw two males fighting over a perch on the feeder one day.

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  2. Good for you for not giving up on capturing some photos! Those are such beautiful birds, and your pictures are awesome. Congrats! 🙂

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  3. So happy to see one….as we thought we had a few here but finally learned they were Eastern Bluebirds. Nothing could match that red chest eh??! Now I know for sure 😉

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  4. They truly are beautiful. We have nothing like them in southern California so I’m really glad he let you get such good shots!

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  5. They are soooo cute! I have been absent for a while since going on the trip. And I am trying to get to everyone’s posts. I have missed sooooo many. I hope all is well with you. Happy Summer to you!

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