Friday, May 4, 2012

Lazuli Bunting


            Top Row: Cardinal, Rose-Breasted Grosbeak
                  Bottom Row: Evening Grosbeak (Yellow Finch)

 I'm having such a wonderful time creating these beauties in watercolor.

Thursday, May 3, 2012


The Nuthatch is an interesting bird with a long, narrow beak.  Often perches upside down to eat.  Prefers suet, nuts and sunflower seeds.  These birds are fun to watch.  I have lots of them at the suet feeder.

Indigo Bunting

The Indigo Bunting is commonly known as a Blue Finch.  It is a small finch and is a rich deep blue all over.

The all-blue male Indigo Bunting sings with cheerful gusto and looks like a scrap of sky with wings. Sometimes nicknamed "blue canaries," these brilliantly colored yet common and widespread birds whistle their bouncy songs through the late spring and summer all over eastern North America. Look for Indigo Buntings in weedy fields and shrubby areas near trees, singing from dawn to dusk atop the tallest perch in sight or foraging for seeds and insects in low vegetation.