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Marilyn_FL
Fellsmere, FL
(Zone 9b)

March 10, 2007
12:04 PM

Post #3267173

Is this a painted bunting?

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

March 10, 2007
12:36 PM

Post #3267273

Yes it is. Congrats!!!
Marilyn_FL
Fellsmere, FL
(Zone 9b)

March 10, 2007
12:38 PM

Post #3267283

Thanks, I had to take the picture through a window. It has been coming around for a while but just haven't been able to get a picture.
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

March 10, 2007
12:58 PM

Post #3267326

The female is all green. Here's more info on them.

http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Painted_Bunting.html

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Marilyn_FL
Fellsmere, FL
(Zone 9b)

March 10, 2007
1:07 PM

Post #3267351

I think this is of the female bunting.

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

March 10, 2007
1:11 PM

Post #3267361

Thats her. :-)
tabasco
Cincinnati (Anderson, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 11, 2007
12:54 AM

Post #3269211


What a purdy birdy!!

I googled the painted bunting to see if we get any in Ohio (and, btw, I didn't get an answer) but I did read this quotation from a researcher which gave me pause for concern:

"Since 1966, the species [painted bunting] has declined at an annual rate of three percent nationwide, according to nesting-bird census data compiled by the U.S. Geological Survey. 'That's pretty staggering when you figure that translates into a 50-percent decline in less than 20 years,' "
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

March 11, 2007
1:01 AM

Post #3269242

Yes I read that but I can't remember why they said their declining.
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

March 14, 2007
12:54 AM

Post #3278595

A shot I got today of my male PB.

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gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

March 14, 2007
12:55 AM

Post #3278597

And the female PB.

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robertlob
Newkirk, OK

May 21, 2009
1:20 PM

Post #6578382

They tell me the Painted Bunting is declining in the wild due to increase in caged bird demand. Last year we had one pair all summer; this year we have 6 pairs. So maybe we're doing something right here.

We also have about 11 pairs of Indigo Buntings this year, up from 2 last year.

TheHackster

TheHackster
Columbus, GA
(Zone 8a)

June 27, 2009
5:23 AM

Post #6744375

gardenpom,

how in the world did you get that pic. Great shot.

Hack
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

June 29, 2009
12:23 AM

Post #6751288

I'm not sure which pic you are referring to, but thanks. I have been getting Painted and Indigo Buntings in my backyard every winter for several years now. I refer to my backyard as a "jungle", which is the kind of landscaping the Buntings seem to like. This is the best shot I have gotten of a Painted Bunting.

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TheHackster

TheHackster
Columbus, GA
(Zone 8a)

June 29, 2009
3:24 AM

Post #6751920

Your last pic is absolutely stunning.

Maybe one will drop by here on its way south.

I was referring to the two pics right above robertlob's post. You got them in March of '07.

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

June 29, 2009
10:43 AM

Post #6752697

Those shots are pretty typical, since they rarely leave the safety of shrubs or the feeders. Your best bet will be late August, when they are heading South. A feeder with millet seed is their favorite. Good luck!

TheHackster

TheHackster
Columbus, GA
(Zone 8a)

July 3, 2009
4:59 AM

Post #6771484

Thanks, I got to get some millet seed.

This message was edited Jul 3, 2009 12:59 AM

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

July 3, 2009
9:15 PM

Post #6773742

Those PB are so colorful! Millet seeds I'll have to have some because August is just right around the corner. Thanks all for sharing the pic. Congrats Marilyn_FL on your birds.

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