That is very interesting about the injured foot....for the past 2 (or more) 
winters, there has been a Painted Bunting in Connecticut.  According to Dave 
Alpeter, there was a distinguishing oddity about one of its feet as well.  I 
wonder if this is perhaps the same bird?


-----Original Message----- 
From: Taj Schottland
Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2016 8:30 PM
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Subject: [VTBIRD] painted bunting directions

We located the bird at timberline drive (
and then again behind the post office/gas station along the hedgerow and
visiting the feeders.

Good luck to those who try for it! The bird appeared to have an injured
foot, but hopefully it manages to survive!

Here's a mediocre photo i took with my iPHone through my scope.

Taj Schottland
Coastal Adaptation Specialist
National Wildlife Federation
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