Another blue bird in our backyard (not a parakeet)

We just spotted this Indigo Bunting at our feeder.

About Scot McKnight

Scot McKnight is a recognized authority on the New Testament, early Christianity, and the historical Jesus. McKnight, author of more than fifty books, is the Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, IL.

  • RJS


  • Seaton

    My bird book says that their feathers aren’t blue, they’re black. Believe it or not.

  • Paul Bruggink

    We have several of them at our feeders, and I didn’t even write a book (very good book, BTW).

  • Scot McKnight

    Well, Seaton, they’re dark but a little brownish too.
    I’m wondering if any birders — Jim Eisenbraun there? — out there have anything to say?

  • Scot McKnight

    My observations: not a Blue Jay, not an Eastern Bluebird, finch size, no other real blue birds in our area but an Indigo Bunting.

  • Paul Bruggink

    It looks like an indigo bunting to me.

  • Luke

    That’s definitely an indigo bunting; in my opinion one of the prettiest birds in North America. Nice set up you got there, Scot!

  • Steve

    Our group who attended Pepperdine from Florida agrees that your presentation in Elkins auditorium on Blue Parakeet was the best class presentation we heard. Any chance you will be a regular in Malibu? Should we send Jerry Rushford a few 50’s toward that end?
    Steve Puckett
    Melbourne, FL