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Indigo bunting

Passerina cyanea

Description:

small male, bright blue. seems injured and couldnt fly

Notes:

Seeing as i could walk right up to the bird, i brought him in, hopefully preventing an easy meal or roadkill. With nothing visibly wrong with the bird, I judged that it just needed some time to recooperate. We kept him for a week until he looked much better and very antsy, and so we brought him back where we found him and he took off like a dart. :)

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23 Comments

antimatterhands
antimatterhands 7 years ago

thx guys :)

namitha
namitha 7 years ago

Beautiful shot and a really sweet story.

Caroline.V.
Caroline.V. 7 years ago

Wow nice pic

LauraMaria
LauraMaria 7 years ago

What a gorgeous bird, and a great opportunity to get some nice shots! I'm happy to hear that he was well looked after and returned to the wild!

AudreyDavis
AudreyDavis 7 years ago

Thanks Purple!!!!

Congrats !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

AudreyDavis
AudreyDavis 7 years ago

Thank you!! :)

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 7 years ago

Congratulations on a job well done! More power.

AudreyDavis
AudreyDavis 7 years ago

He did so well!!!! So proud of him! We had no problem getting him to eat when he was in captivity either. I'd say our first attempt at bird rescuing was a success!

antimatterhands
antimatterhands 7 years ago

successful release back into the wild :)

antimatterhands
antimatterhands 7 years ago

tentative release tomorrow. :)

patty
patty 7 years ago

I am glad to hear it is better Audrey and that it will be able to fly soon.

AudreyDavis
AudreyDavis 7 years ago

He is doing quite well, hopefully we will be able to release him sometime next week or so.

antimatterhands
antimatterhands 7 years ago

wow thx guys :)

SandraPereira
SandraPereira 7 years ago

Muy Linda !!

Dina
Dina 7 years ago

Pretty little thing!

RiekoS
RiekoS 7 years ago

I hope he is okay (I had similar experience with Indigo bunting, but luckily, he was okay and flew away).

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 7 years ago

Pretty!!!

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 7 years ago

stunning, awesome closeup

antimatterhands
antimatterhands 7 years ago

no problem, and thanks

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 7 years ago

Wonderful!! Good for you!! I wish everyone was so thoughtful! Would you please put some notes about it in your comments above? That will stop other people from asking the same question. ;-)

antimatterhands
antimatterhands 7 years ago

yea he looked like easy prey so i took it in.

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 7 years ago

Beautiful bird!! Did you take it to your local rehabilitation center?? This bird would probably not survive if left out, and your local rehabber would take it in. Please if you still can, do so! Thanks!

antimatterhands
Spotted by
antimatterhands

Illinois, USA

Spotted on May 12, 2013
Submitted on May 12, 2013

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