Painted Buntings

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  1. rstrick2

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    I created a backyard habitat for birds and other wildlife in my backyard. I set up food and water sources. The birds come and go from my feeding station. As would have it I have a backyard shed which I employ as a blind where. I set up my camera, lens on a heavy tripod, and photograph the birds as they come in to the feeding station. I have not been out there for quite some time so I decided today to visit my backyard to see what was coming. To my surprise, a Painted bunting came in to feed and drink as well a bath. We do not seem to get to many Painted Buntings in West Central Florida. This is the first time one has visited my backyard.

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    wow i love the colors!
     
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    Nice shots Robert.....Colors and focus is spot on. You guys in brevard County get a lot more Buntings then we do in the Winter Park area. Only see them once in awhile
     
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    Absolutely beautiful bird and pictures !!

    Glad you've improved your yard to encourage visiting birds and other critters.. You may want to go to the "National Wildlife Federation" ( www.nwf.org ) and fill out their applicaton to have your yard certified as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat - you just have to tell them what you did, as well as the placement of your feeders/water and what kind of plants you have, and they'll certify you..

    Again, BEAUTIFUL shots !!:thumbup:

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    Definitely one of the most colorful songbirds. Nice job.
     

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