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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  1. Comment by Robert Griner

    April 26, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    Congratulations! That is the most beautiful bird of all. I had a male painted bunting at my feeder here in Emanuel County 5 miles south of Twin City. It was a few years ago but it was very exciting because they are a rare sight to see.

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