My Easter Visitor

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Indigo Bunting in My Bougainvillea, North Port, Florida, Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016

Indigo Bunting in My Bougainvillea, North Port, Florida, Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016

Easter morning, one of my two cats was sitting in the window chattering so loud I could hear him while sitting in the next room over. I’m familiar with this sound and it usually means there’s “something” outside teasing him. Typically it’s a squirrel, anole (lizard), bird and every so often, another cat. 

Pretty Indigo Bunting Chilling in My Bougainvillea on Easter Sunday, North Port, Florida March 27, 2016

Pretty Indigo Bunting Chilling in My Bougainvillea on Easter Sunday, North Port, Florida March 27, 2016


Looking out the window, I saw my bougainvillea in full bloom with fuchsia blooms and initially didn’t see anything. I looked closer and couldn’t believe what I saw. Perched on a branch was a brilliant, blue little bird with an ash-gray colored beak looking back at me. He turned his head left, then right, then stretched his neck and poked his beak inside a bloom.

My Cat Watching an Indigo Bunting in My Bougainvillea, North Port, Florida March 27, 2016

My Cat Watching an Indigo Bunting in My Bougainvillea, North Port, Florida March 27, 2016

Thanks to Facebook and confirming it with my National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida, this striking fellow is an indigo bunting, probably fattening up for the migration up north. He’s just gorgeous and honestly, I’m pleased at how he perfectly posed during this photo shoot.

Is This Indigo Bunting Stopping to Smell the Flowers? North Port, Florida March 27, 2016

Is This Indigo Bunting Stopping to Smell the Flowers? North Port, Florida March 27, 2016

Author: Solo Travel Girl

Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led Jennifer Huber, aka: Solo Travel Girl, to a career path in tourism. She has worked in the tourism industry for more than 20 years including 10 years with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley and Everglades National Park. She currently lives in Southwest Florida, and maintains this travel blog with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely.

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  1. Yes- definitely getting ready for the northward trek to our yard again!

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