On Wednesday evening we had a male Indigo bunting at our feeder. We don't see them here every year so they're always a special treat.
This morning we had 2 males, seemingly together, at the feeders.
Then this afternoon, just a few minutes ago, we had a female wrestling with a thin strip of plastic film that had blown into the yard. It was maybe 8 inches long and she was having a hard time trying to fly off with it without stepping on it. She did finally succeed. I read in the Peterson Guide to Birds' Nests that Indigo buntings sometimes incorporate snake skin into the foundation of their nest and can't help but think that she mistook the plastic for a snakeskin.
That was our first ever sighting of a female bunting so naturally we were most delighted.
Denis & Maria Poley
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