Painted Bunting


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We just saw our first Painted Bunting of the season.  It brought to mind that I haven’t posted any photos of them in a long time.  Here is the first one that photographed, just a couple of days ago at the bird blind at San Angelo State Park.  To me it is one of the most beautiful of all birds.  It really looks like it was hand-painted.  Mother Nature did a great job, even though it looks like she smeared it a a bit and maybe got outside the lines.

Painted Bunting

Painted Bunting

Here are a few more photos that I have taken of the Painted Bunting over the past few years.

Painted Bunting

Painted Bunting

Painted Bunting singing in tree top

Painted Bunting singing in tree top

Painted Bunting - bathing

Painted Bunting – bathing

Painted Bunting on log

Painted Bunting on log

I hope you enjoyed viewing these photos.  Please feel free to comment.

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30 thoughts on “Painted Bunting

  1. Bob, another beauty!! Your beautiful, detailed images and message illustrates that as birders, it’s just as thrilling to see a bird many times as it is to see a life bird.

    • You are 100% right! Sheen. I might add that, also as a photographer, I live taking the birds’ photos time and time again. Each time trying to improve on the earlier ones. Better locations and poses. The two jobs/hobbies, photography and birding, complement each other in my opinion. Not only am I trying to add to my life list, I want to also photograph each addition. And therein lies the challenge. What great fun! 🙂

  2. Wow, it is like the most beautiful bird! I too wanna have it around here.

    Here in India, we have a festival of colors, known has “Holi”. May be this bird was the inspiration behind it. Hehehe.

    Thanks for sharing, Bob. 🙂

  3. What a colourful bird, and the one bathing with the reflections in the water is amazing.Despite the tricks a camera can do , it still doesn’t do justice to the brilliance you would see in real life. Would love to see one of these some day.

  4. I agree with Lisa – I particularly like the bathing shot. With the colors and reflection in the water, it almost seems as if the Bunting’s ‘Paint’ was running. 🙂 I always love your photos!!

    • Thanks, Denise. I really hadn’t realized that it had been a long time since I had published any Painted Bunting photos. I must go get some more. 🙂

  5. I’ve never been in America, I have only seen her in pictures or on bird books and this species seems to me the most beautiful. The photos that you have made ​​are great

  6. Ha ha Bob! Painted Buntings everywhere. I just got back from the Hill Country and we had them practically every day. What beautiful birds they are, and great photos. I like the bathing shot in particular. 🙂

  7. such lovely colors..you did well with your camera. Our brightest colored bird in Colorado is the Western Tanager..Your Painted Buntings are breathtaking..

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