I thought I had identified this gorgeous blue bird last year. We saw several flying around during the summer and believed we were seeing an Indigo Bunting. But I captured this photo outside the kitchen window yesterday and am not certain the markings are quite right. The male apparently does has more brown in the late winter and early spring before turning a brilliant blue all over just in time for mating season, so maybe this guy is still in his lounge-wear and hasn't gotten all spiffed up for the girls yet. Whatever he is, God certainly created a stunning color for this fine feathered friend!
Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea|
Courtesy of National Geographic