Male indigo bunting (Passerina cyanea)
I wanted this indigo bunting to move in closer (I cropped this photo way more than I really would have liked), but he preferred to sit and sing from his high-up perch. Isn't he handsome in his brilliant blue breeding plumage?
Stopping for a moment between songs
This one lives on the edge of a local forest where his mostly brown mate has likely built a nest in shrubbery about a metre above ground. I must go back to see if I can find it.
Since indigo buntings eat flies, mosquitoes, grasshoppers and aphids, they would certainly be welcomed visitors in my yard!
I am joining Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE