We just spotted this Indigo Bunting at our feeder.
My bird book says that their feathers aren’t blue, they’re black. Believe it or not.
We have several of them at our feeders, and I didn’t even write a book (very good book, BTW).
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?
My observations: not a Blue Jay, not an Eastern Bluebird, finch size, no other real blue birds in our area but an Indigo Bunting.
It looks like an indigo bunting to me.
That’s definitely an indigo bunting; in my opinion one of the prettiest birds in North America. Nice set up you got there, Scot!
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?