First, I have begun to miss my local nature parks. I hesitated going back to them though because I felt that I might have outgrown them. I thought maybe the sights and sounds of so much bigger nature parks had spoiled me for these smaller places. But as I thought about that, I decided that it might be time to come back home.
So I went to the park that is only a couple miles from home. It seemed to be the same old place as I walked all the way through. It was good to be out, but the place seemed almost empty to me now. The last time I attempted this I got caught in a huge downpour. The one thing I missed the most was the nice people that are at these smaller parks.
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But wait, the title of the post today indicates this is going to be about the lovely little Indigo Buntings that I am featuring in the pictures. Well, it is, but you all know that I love to ramble on about what is on my mind the most, so I'm going to explain a few more things after I talk about this bird.
Anyway, one particular woman I talked to told me that she met some birders the day before that explained to her that they were watching Indigo Buntings. She said they were looking up in the trees. I told her that I wasn't as good at them at finding birds up in the trees this time of year because there were too many leaves. We talked a bout a few more things and after awhile both went on our own ways.
So imagine my surprise about an hour later when I heard a group of birds noisily moving around in the tall grass at the front of the park. I began chasing them around with my camera, but it was not an easy task at all. The noise was much easier to catch than the sight of any of these birds.
But when I saw them they were the most beautiful blue I had ever seen on a bird. And now you can see that blue in my pictures today. The females were brown though. For some reason males get all the color in the bird kingdom. But the females make sounds that are just as beautiful.
This episode of Rat TV is more for sound than sight. But you can get a very good look at a female Indigo Bunting at the beginning. The males come later. You can also watch my almost futile attempts to capture these birds on video. It can be frustrating but very funny at times.
But just as I was winding down this weekend to read some wonderful blog posts my internet began to mess up very badly. My telephone also goes through the internet, so that was also not working. I like my cable and internet provider, but this happens much too often. When it finally began working I blew a fuse in my house, the only kind I didn't have. So that messed it up for tonight too. Hopefully I'll be back by tomorrow. But I'm still spoiled a bit by my far away adventures. Maybe I can come to some compromise.
Okay, that's finally the end this time. Maybe tomorrow will be a much shorter post. But I will definitely have something very good for you. Stay tuned. And I hope to be able to visit you all later today.
Nature Center Magazine - Today Copas is bringing us a tour of the state of Kentucky. This state has a lot more than I ever thought it did. Take a look and you may just be amazed at the amount of nature activities there are.