Indigo Bunting (1st Day of Summer)

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© Andrea Petersen
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I will praise thee O Lord my God With all my heart: and I will glorify Thy name for ever more...Psalms 86: 12

God signs nature
Thru' all His birds
But the Indigo Bunting
Wears God's signature
And His words,
With name to glorify
"In God I go"
With wings to fly
In heaven's sky
Or e'en hunting
For food below.
Poetry by me AJP

This male Indigo Bunting is usually more blue but it is molting and losing some of his feathers. He sat very still on the edge of the feeder this morning for 10 minutes with his back turned gazing off into space. Maybe he was communicating with God to thank Him for it being the first day of summer:) It had been a cold spring here earlier and they are used to hotter weather where they migrate from.

26 responses

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (22 Jun 2009):

    Thanks and amazing capture as well :)

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (22 Jun 2009):


  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (22 Jun 2009):

    Beautiful macro! Well done.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (22 Jun 2009):

    This is a beautiful shot!!

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (22 Jun 2009):

    Very beautiful shot!! Thanks Andrea!

  • Lesley S

    Lesley S (Deleted) gave props (22 Jun 2009):

    Beautiful, Andrea! I wish the Lazuli Bunting would come to my feeder (like he does to Susan's). I too always feel the birds are in constant contact with God - that's why they sing so heartily all the time!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (22 Jun 2009):

    These are rare around here, but such a treat to spot. Great shot of this gorgeous bird. A nice tribute to dads.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (22 Jun 2009):

    What a lovely capture of such a pretty bird, I have never seen one before, thanks for teaching me something new!.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (22 Jun 2009):

    That's amazing that it sat still for 10 minutes or so. Around here all that I have seen of Indigo buntings is a flash of blue flying by - lol : ) This is a great macro shot.

  • Aaron Mythen

    Aaron Mythen gave props (22 Jun 2009):

    Love the colour of this bird!! Nice shot Andrea!!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (22 Jun 2009):

    So...beautiful. Feel like I can reach out and touch his soft feathers.

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (22 Jun 2009):


  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (22 Jun 2009):

    Beautiful capture!

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (22 Jun 2009):

    A true "blue bird of happiness"!! So nicely captured and presented, Andrea!!!


    PINAKI SARKAR gave props (22 Jun 2009):

    a blue bird. great shot. love it

  • Howard Simpson

    Howard Simpson gave props (22 Jun 2009):

    Super looking bird. Love the color.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (23 Jun 2009):

    Lovely shot and lovely thought..

  • Stefi Failk

    Stefi Failk (Deleted) gave props (24 Jun 2009):

    Beautiful capture!

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (24 Jun 2009):

    Beautiful; Well photographed!

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (25 Jun 2009):

    I love these shy got a lovely shot and how interesting to see one molting!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (25 Jun 2009):

    Thank you everyone for your kind words. I originally posted this image on the 21st to wish all JPG Dad's a Happy Father's Day but thought it would make a good entry for the theme summer also since these type of birds especially love warm weather.

  • Eva Hoffman

    Eva Hoffman said (25 Jun 2009):

    We have indigo buntings at my house! The color's great in this shot.

  • Lori Reece

    Lori Reece gave props (26 Jun 2009):


  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (27 Jun 2009):

    Rockin' the theme.

  • Norman Caldwell

    Norman Caldwell (Deleted) gave props (28 Jun 2009):

    beautiful capture! excellent entry!

  • Mary Brown

    Mary Brown gave props (12 Aug 2009):

    Your bird pictures are awesome! What a beautiful bird. Great macro.

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