Rainbow birds in the bushes

Spring had long sprung at the beginning of March. I wanted to get out of the house before it got too hot so I took a road trip over to central Florida to visit Bok Tower Gardens. They have scooters that you can rent for a pretty low price to scoot around the trails and since my foot was still hurting I decided this was a good way to get outside.

At first I didn’t see many birds, only a black and white warbler and a northern parula.

Later in the morning I scooted over to the corner where the bird feeder was and sat very quiet waiting for the above. The painted buntings were here last year at this time so I was hoping to see them again. This time there were 2 males. They were skittish and anytime someone would walk by on the trail they would scatter to the bushes.

If I sat quietly for a while they would slowly come back to the feeder. It was early enough that there wasn’t too much foot traffic yet. The two couples stayed for a while.

This squirrel was posing too cute for me not to take a picture.

2 thoughts on “Rainbow birds in the bushes

  1. Hello,
    Love the beautiful butterflies and the birds. The Northern Parula and the Painted Buntings are my favorite. Cute squirrel photo. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a great day and happy weekend!

  2. I’ve never been there but it’s on my list of places I want to visit. The Painted Buntings are so beautiful. We saw Northern Parulas on our hike this morning…that was a thrill! Enjoy your weekend!

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