Saturday, August 22, 2009

Oh. My. Lazuli.

At my feeder today:

(Photo from here.)
A male lazuli bunting. The writeups all say they're common in shrubby areas of the western United States, which describes pretty well where I live, but I don't think I've ever seen one before.

He's smaller than I expected - smaller than a house finch sitting at the next feeder perch, but quite beautiful.

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