I can't believe he perched so close to me. Those little grass seeds must be very tasty to lure him in!
I hardly know what to say about this bird. He takes my breath away every time I see him...and the words seem to go with it.
Two years ago I photographed a Painted Bunting in the same spot! This little patch of grass grows all along the bank on the back side of Ibis Pond...the part of the pond where the birds don't seem to nest too often.
A sweet fellow...of course he lives on Pinckney Island!
I found this Painted Bunting at Ibis Pond on Pinckney Island NWR. When I first arrived, I could hear them singing at the forest's edge just off 278. They were all along that part of the driveway. When I looked up, one was even sitting on a wire singing! I knew it would be a good day when I spotted one seconds upon entering the refuge, but I had no idea I'd be able to stand about 6 feet from one!