Friday, May 9, 2014

Mood Indigo (Bunting)

You ain't been blue; no, no, no.
You ain't been blue,
Till you've had that mood indigo.

                         - "Mood Indigo"
                                       Lyrics by Irving Mills

Yesterday while looking for wildflowers I saw two male Indigo Buntings (Passerina cyanea) foraging in the leaves at Mission Creek Woodland Park in Mt. Pleasant.  I chased the birds through the woods for several minutes and managed to get several photographs - the one above was my favorite.

Here is the same photograph zoomed in.

For more information on Indigo Buntings visit the species profile on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology website.

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