Indigo bunting: Trying for the elusive photo

Photo by Chris Bosak  An indigo bunting sings from a branch in Ridgefield, Conn., in spring 2017.

Photo by Chris Bosak
An indigo bunting sings from a branch in Ridgefield, Conn., in spring 2017.

I made my annual trip to Bennett’s Pond State Park in Ridgefield, Conn., to try to capture a decent photo of a male indigo bunting. I had limited success as they are fairly difficult to photograph, I’ve found. They are fairly wary birds and their brilliant blue plumage varies greatly with the lighting. That said, here’s one of the shots I managed. What a great bird.

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6 thoughts on “Indigo bunting: Trying for the elusive photo

  1. Last year was the first year I ever saw one and, you’re right – it was never really close enough to get a good photo. Yesterday – in the rain and gloom, one came and ate food off the ground right by my front porch with me standing there taking pictures! I couldn’t believe it! And, it just kept coming back after filling it’s mouth each time. I haven’t seen it today, though! Yesterday was a great treat!! — Cathy, via Facebook

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