Holler Newbie~

Meet the Lazuli Bunting!

He’s the new bird,

on the block!

I had never heard of a Lazuli Bunting,

until this guy showed at one of The Holler feeders.

Now he is a Holler local.

Happy Easter to you from the beauteous blue bunting~

200 thoughts on “Holler Newbie~

  1. Gorgeous little thing!
    The Lazuli Bunting is the colours of the Ukraine flag. He come to the Holler, because he knew you would post amazing pics! ❦

    1. I am photographing him now in the sunlight. If I post more of him it will be in honor of The Ukraine and the bloggers who pointed this out to me. Thank you Resa .

  2. Oh my goodness! Have you reported it to eBird? Every time we’ve reported a vagrant, we’ve had hoards of people come to our property…so maybe you don’t want to report it. 😉 We have Indigo Buntings but I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a Lazuli Bunting. What a beauty! 💙🧡💛

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  4. He is gorgeous, and his blue head just shimmers! How wonderful that this little guy is now a local at the Holler feeders! I’ve been reading lately about how blues are created in nature, and it’s fascinating! The book is called Blue, In Search of Nature’s Rarest Color by Kai Kupferschmidt. May you have a blessed Easter, Cindy.

  5. As I was looking at the lovely Lazuli Bunting photos, a twist on the old “Over the Rainbow” quote came to mind… “Somewhere over the rainbow, birds are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.” 🙂

  6. Happy Easter Cindy, and I have this funny feeling that if you search all around The Holler you’ll probably find the remains of the ‘Ark’. Every bird variety known must reside there…or is it the deluxe meals at the feeder? 🤣 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

    1. I think it is the combo effect, of The Holler spa with fresh water bathing daily, grape jelly (even the birds that aren’t supposed to like it, love it) and then of course, the steadily available gourmet seed blend, along with fresh oranges, and daily nectar. These birds know well (and others follow them) that there is such thing as a free lunch, dinner and breakfast.

    1. He is here consistently now. He is smaller than all the other birds excepting the hummingbirds. I haven’t heard him sing yet because all the other birds drown him out. I suspect I will soon and I am pretty sure his mate is here too, and probably soon the parents will be with the babies at the feeder! Can’t wait.

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  8. Always fun when someone new shows up. While our trees are starting to leave, we’ve had some chilly days. Most of the daffs and hyachiths are spent… I still have a few hyachiths that I took in for my holiday table!!

    Hope your holiday’s were joyous!!

      1. I recall a certain crow (a squirrel as well), back when I had a house and garden, that would pick out the cashews first, every morning. I loved watching them.
        Thanks, ♥

    1. Yes, I have lots of feeders for different species, tons of flowering plants, and a bird spa! Identifying birds is half the fun. I love when a new species arrive. I research the ones I don’t know დ

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