I had the Lazuli Buntings yesterday in my post. It got such great reviews I decided to do another post about my favorite of all, the Painted Bunting, (Passerina ciris). This bird to me is the most beautiful thing I had ever seen here in west Texas. For what reason, I do not know. Maybe because it looks, and you will agree, like it was hand-painted. You just need to look at the various colored feathers.
I am not going to bother you with all of the EXIF data today. Just sit back and enjoy the images. I will say that all of them were captured at the Hummer House Nature Retreat at Christoval, Texas. I had described the viewing area there in yesterdays post about the Lazuli Buntings.
I sincerely hope that all you do enjoy my photographs. Click on any of the images to see an enlargement.
Superb colors and poses on these males!
Thanks, Cindy, I appreciate it. 🙂
WHat an amazingly beautiful bird – it looks like it belongs in a tropical paradise; though I suppose depending how far south you are in Texas, you are pretty close to the tropics!
Thanks a bunch, Karma. 🙂
lovely shots of some pretty flashy birds – wow..
Thank you very much, Sheila. 🙂
Oh, Thank you they are so beautiful, they are so beautiful to be true.. (I hope I can express correctly my feelings)… It is exactly as your thoughts… painted buntings… How great nature. I do remember once again, who said I can’t remember but the essence of art is in the nature we just try to copy it… It was something like that. How much I loved these birds. Have a nice weekend, with my love, nia
Thank you very much, Nia
I’ve always been a big fan of my good friend PABU, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen one singing. Great capture, Bob.
I couldn’t believe it myself, when I saw it up in the top of that tree. Thanks for the compliment, Jim.
The colours are very vivid. When you see birds like this up close the colours all blend in with each other marvellously.
An absolutely stunning bird! Great photos, Bob!
Thanks, Tracy, I appreciate you. 🙂
What a beautiful creature and well pictured Bob!!
Thank you, David. I appreciate it.
I enjoyed these photos. I like the vibrant colors on the birds.
Thanks you very much, Fergie
Beautiful! I need to go to the hummer house sometime! Probably when the birds come back though 🙂
There shoud still be some birds there. Thanks for the comment, Amanda. 🙂
They’re so pretty!
Yes they are, Thanks, Bonnie.
Stunning images,, really.. but how did they evolve to be so bright and SO enchanting, you would think that will all those bright feathers they would attract predators.. amazing wee things.. thank you.. c
Thank you, Celiag. interesting question. 🙂
You couldn’t take a bad picture of the lovely fellow! (well, maybe I could) I am still waiting to see one in person! Glad you caught him! ~ Lynda
Thanks, Lynda, be patient. 🙂
Beautiful photos of gorgeous birds. I’ve been fortunate to see them only one time, and they took my breath away! Thanks for sharing them. 🙂
Thanks a lot, Linda, I appreciate you.
Those are great pictures Bob as usual…We had a pair nesting and feeding at our place here in Terlingua all summer beautiful is what they are and not shy at all…
Thanks a bunch, Frank. See ya in a few days. 🙂
I saw one of these past by my house once in Santa Fe (least I believe it was one of these), and I was stopped in my tracks by this him. Beautiful photos of this gorgeous bird.Thanks for sharing, Bob!
Thanks so much, Katie.
Another gorgeous bird that I would never have known about if it weren’t for your fine blog! Thank you Bob 🙂 I particularly like the bathing bunting.
Thanks, Mufidah. I appreciate it.
Breathtaking…the water droplets on the first shot are unbelievable..and the color…what can I say..exquisite…
Thank you so much, Syl.
Wonderful photos, Bob! They brightened up this dreary Georgia day for me!
Thank you, Karen. I am glad that I could help your day. 🙂
Beautiful doesn’t begin to describe your shots. Very nice. Thanks so much for sharing.
Well, thank you, Bruce. What a nice thing to say. 🙂
This bird is gorgeous. Ive seen the female, but have yet to find a male.
Thank you, Adrian. Keep looking, I’m sure there is one there. 🙂
I saw one of these in the backyard in early summer and thought it was so beautiful! After looking it up, I read that many consider it to be one of the most beautiful birds in North America, so you’re not alone, Bob!
Thank you very much. I appreciate it.
Would you believe me I went to Jekyll Island trying to get pictures of the Painted Bunting and could not find one! However they are popular there. I guess they hide when they see me! 🙂
Bob you’re right the Painted Bunting is a gorgeous bird.
Your photos are terrific too!
What a bummer, H.J. That must have been very disappointing. Thanks for the kind compliments.