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Indigo Bunting at Paso Picacho

Terry Hurst and I were successful in locating the Indigo Bunting reported this morning by Eve Martin. As reported, the bird is on territory, singing, near the bathrooms in the group campsite at Paso Picacho Campground. There is a clump of Pines right there where the bird perched and sings. Occasionally moves to a nearby tree clump that has several dead trees. Eve reported that this bird might have been present since May 10, indicating it may be attempting to nest. We found it with a female Lazuli Bunting, with which it appeared to be paired. They were foraging together, and moving from spot to spot. The bird atlas mentions s couple of mixed species pairings like this in the past.

Nancy Christensen

A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
Chinese Proverb
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