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indigo bunting








This delightful male bird, about the size of a sparrow, does not have a blue pigment. Color is actually black. It is the passage of light through the pigment of its feathers that creates this fascinating blue wonder of nature. Seen in a low light, this bunting appears black. The female is a soft brown.

The blue bunting can often be seen at or near bird feeders in the Spring and Summer. As do many “snow birds”  they head south for the winter. Always a welcome sight upon its return to Door County.