Friday, February 21, 2014

"What's the green one?"

A customer was looking out the window across the store, studying the bird feeders and talking to the sales manager about what they were seeing. "What's the green one?" Despite a species list of over 400, unless someone's pet parrot has escaped, southernmost New Jersey doesn't have many green birds. But there had been (at least) one hanging out nearby off and on this past winter. Could it have found the feeders here at work?

Yup. Painted Bunting, possibly a young male given the strong, saturated color and tinge of blue. (Unnoticeable in this shot, alas, but I'm happy that I was able to get this one-off.)

(Of course I Photoshopped-out the twig!)