Look what was spotted!

by | April 26, 2019 4:52 pm

This male painted bunting—a beautiful bird of bright blue, green, red, and yellow plumage—was spotted in Emanuel County this week. He is said to be one of the most striking birds of North America.

Spotting a painted bunting in Emanuel County is somewhat unusual because he is usually only found in about 10 counties near the coast of Georgia and in the lower Savannah River areas. The winter range includes central Mexico south to southern Panama.

He was spotted at a feeder eating sunflower seeds. However, his choice of food is white millet seeds. Hope you have an opportunity to see him!

Photo credit: Wanda Thompson Scarboro

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