As expected, every time we looked specifically for this bird…nothing. Not entirely true, several times we heard it and ‘maybe’ saw a flash of color.
Here I was hurrying to find a better vantage point to shoot some Wood Storks. I caught the colors by accident.
The male was alone and striping seeds from inside the grasses along the edge of the trail.
Since I was standing out in the open there was no option to get closer or more light. I followed rule # 1…get the shot.
Maybe a dozen quick shots and he was gone. Still this is more than I have had before.
4 thoughts on “Painted Bunting”
Wonderful shots! What a beauty.
Thank you. This is the first time I have managed any photographs. Very shy and I’m not very good with small birds so I’ll take it !
Such a beautiful bird. I sure do enjoy all of your bird photos.
Thank you very much. A beautiful, vibrant bird. Unfortunately I rarely see them.