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.
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.
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.