This beautiful bird is found at my feeder at my new home. My in-laws have a pair at their feeder too. I live in town but live on the side of town where there is a forest behind my house between my back yard and the high school. Makes it appear we live out in the country. This morning I photographed 7 varieties of birds and there are more—like those mean blue jays.
Buntings are common in the south but some say they are rare. They are not rare, just rarely seen but their numbers are declining according to the Audobon society. Fortunately I get to see this pretty boy ever morning at breakfast.
This photo unfortunately is not sharp. It was taken on a dreary rainy day through the kitchen window with a very slow 80-300 telephoto lens all the while being supervised by my snow cat sitting in the same window pointing out which bird she likes the best. Hummmm.
I will post better quality shots of birds later.