Sunday, August 5, 2012

Indigo Bunting at Blue Hills Reservation

Back in May Steve and I made a trip to the Blue Hills Reservation in Canton, MA. When we go for hikes we usually don't have much time to stop and bird, but luckily I got some downtime when we reached the top of a hill to eat lunch. I first heard, that noticed this beautiful Male Indigo Bunting singing atop a pine tree.







He was very far away, but at least I was able to zoom with my camera to a certain degree. I believe this was only my second time seeing an indigo bunting. The first time I saw an indigo bunting was at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in May of 2009.

4 comments:

Chris Rich said...

There used to be nesting Indigo's in a cherry tree atop Holt Hill in the Charles Ward Reservation, North Andover.

Fun Bunting fact... their feathers are actually black but pitched in such a way as to become iridescent resolving to blue.

Josh Fecteau said...

Nothing like an Indigo Bunting to make you spot, look, and listen!

Dan Huber said...

congrats on seeing the bunting, they are such stunning birds, and often tough to get shots of as they seem shy

Kate H. said...

Lucky you!