Great photo - I gather they are called Buntings, I have never heard of them, but they are a pretty bird, and to get so many at once. Wow. D
Thanks Dianne! I had never heard of them before this winter, either, lol! So different in the air than when at rest. I love the way the markings on some of them (the males I think) look like giant eyes - I suppose to confuse any big hawk that might be approaching a flock.
LOL the eyes on their wings! I think that the eyes are on the wings of the females, since they are the curious kind.
Love looking at this at full size! What s beautiful capture of this beautiful birds! Cheers, pear
Thanks pear! It was really a great experience. They kept taking off, swirling around, and landing again right nearby, sort of like they were begging for photos. And interesting to see the patterns - I haven't come across any references to the pattern in any descriptions of them.
Buntings buntings everywhere
And not a homerun out of the park
But Tery - my photograph is one! ;)
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Photo taken in Salisbury Beach State Reservation, 212 Beach Road, Salisbury, MA 01952, USA
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