Thursday, May 1, 2008

I got the "Blues"

Don't cry because it is over; Smile because it happened.
author unknown

When I looked out my window on Monday I was surprised to see
a bright blue bird. It was very close the house on the sidewalk
to the Playhouse so I could not get a good shot.


Then I moved to another window and got my step stool and
climbed up to shoot down at it.

The tell-tale brown on the wings and brilliant blue were a dead
give-away that it was an Indigo Bunting.

I wish the lighting would have been better, but all you birders
know we have no choice in that one!


I was so excited I could hardly press the shutter.


It was eating seeds from under the feeder by the window.

In this shot you can see it's bi-colored beak. (dark above and light below)
Another sign this is an Indigo Bunting.

I felt blessed as I have only seen them here once in 30 years!

And Talk about blessings, later that evening I went to visit
a friend and I was able to capture another 'blue' out her window.

I love these cute little guys too, but have never gotten
them in my yard, only passing through.




I sure 'got the Blues' on this wonderful day.
Life is Beautiful.... in shades of blue - To God be the Glory!

10 comments:

Bird Girl said...

Do me a favor...tell that Indigo Bunting to make a stop at my feeder!!! You lucky ducky! Great shots of your spring visitor! And I know how happy you are to get those bluebirds. I liked your quote, too! Good for you - great shots!

jalynn01 said...

Thanks bird girl...When he left he went in your direction, so keep watching!

Christy said...

When I saw the title of your post I totally expected to see an eastern bluebird in the 1st shot...then I started scrolling down and thought that sure does look like an indigo bunting! Holy Moley! :) YOU ARE SO FORTUNATE!!!! I REALLY enjoyed these fantastic shots of both 'blues brothers'. Hurray for spring!

Stacey Huston said...

Don't be blue!! great post.. congrats on the beautiful bird.

Jotter Jan said...

WOW Jane great shots...the kind that don't make you Blue!!! An Indigo Bunting...how cool is that!!!

Marsha said...

If that is what the "blues" are like...bring them on! What amazing shots of Mr. Indigo even if you had to stand on a stool to get them. Isn't it funny how we pull crazy stunts just to get the picture.

Where do you live bird girl...is he heading NW to MN next?

Island Rambles Blog said...

A BLUE...what a little beauty he is...I have never seen an indigo bunting before...(I share the same desire to climb around doing stunts in order to get the shot!!!) Good Post!

The Birdlady said...

Gorgeous...
"Blue color is everlastingly appointed by the Deity to be a source of delight." John Ruskin

jalynn01 said...

Thank you so much for all your comments. I'm so glad you enjoyed the "Blues" It was the highlight of my day.

Marsha,
Birdgirl lives in PA so I don't know if she can send him to you or not. That's a long way.

jalynn01 said...

such a nice quote! Thank you bird lady.

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