The Indigo Buntings (Well, One of Them) Are Back

I’ve been kidded a few times about my ridiculously good luck with the birdcam. I’ve been very spotty in my use of it lately, but it seems that when I do show up, as like as not something special will appear on the camera. That was certainly the case when I spent about 5 minutes on the system one evening, and it just happened to coincide with the game’s first identified bobcat taking a stroll past the camera.

I had a similar lucky event yesterday, when I spent a few minutes on the cam trying to see if I could get any more shots of what sort of looked to me like it might have been a Lesser Goldfinch. Here are the two shots that had me wondering, the first by vanilla and the second by loughman1:

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That check mark on the wing is the thing that had me thinking Lesser, but after looking some more I’m pretty comfortable calling this an American Goldfinch.

But while I was looking for more goldfinches, look what I got a shot of:

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I’m pretty sure that’s the site’s first Indigo Bunting (a female) since August 2009. Here are some more shots I got yesterday:

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And here’s a shot from today, this one by tinyang:

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Hooray for buntings! 🙂

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