Indigo Bunting, male
feasting on fig fruits
Indigo Bunting, female, she needs a napkin
When the light shines a certain way, the blue is electric
They were all over the ground also. How many buntings can you find in the photo?
Birders looking up at the native plantings at the Sanibel Lighthouse.
There were also Blue Grosbeaks, another blue bird but they are larger than the indigos and have rust colored wing bars.
Here a male (r.) and female (l.) Blue Grosbeak who have just crossed the Gulf of Mexico and landed in the sea oat grasses at the edge of the beach. A big congratulations to them for making it!
In addition to the buntings we also saw Blue Grosbeaks, orioles, kingbirds, warblers, swallows and more. Migration has been great and more is to come.