2019 Bird Migration – Our Third Day

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Barb and I finally saw the Painted Bunting Male, along with many females on our third day, this time at Honeymoon Island. Mark and Karl saw one our first day that we missed. Our big surprise: A Yellow-headed Blackbird in a shrub along the path to Bet Beach. This species makes very rare appearances this far east. Luckily I managed several good photographs, and a local birder confirmed the sighting. I tried to post to both eBird and Birdbrains, and though a member of both neither site would take the photograph.

From the third day:

Female Bunting
Female Painted Bunting eating
Female Painted Bunting flying away, Male standing in background to left

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