My Easter Visitor

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

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Jenn

Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, SoloTravelGirl.com with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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