I have heard of them . . . the indigo buntings. I never really thought I would see one . . . let alone twice! Yes, it is just a bird . . . but what a beautiful bird. Living closer to Nature is one of the reasons I moved here. Just this summer alone, I have been lucky to see baltimore orioles, grosbeaks, and bluebirds, along with the indigo buntings. Baltimore orioles actually made a nest in the woods behind my cabin. That orange is so vibrant. Unbelievable! And, now I know its song.
Most of the birds don’t get too close so this picture doesn’t display the indigo’s beauty. Well, if I had a bird feeder, it would bring them in closer. But then, it would also bring in hawks, which I don’t want. I am not crazy about the food chain. Yes, they all have to eat . . . but I don’t want to see it in action. That is one of the reasons I am a vegetarian. Not possible for some of those other creatures out there.
There are the usual cast of characters that were in IL: the cardinal, robin, black-capped chickadee, blue jay, crow, sparrow, cat bird, yellow finch, wren and any others I have forgotten are all here, too.
I used to think the robin had the best song . . . I don’t know anymore. Some little, seemingly incidental, brown bird has a very cool song. It may just bump the robin’s song out of the top. Then again, if you have ever heard the cat bird . . . well, that has to be in the running, too! No need to put any music on while basking in the sun eating breakfast . . . there is a symphony going on all around.
I just count myself very lucky!