Wednesday, November 24, 2010

SNOW Bunting in Alabama!!!!

The news was out and Morgan and I decided to take the 15 minute trip...(ok we were on the way to my mom's anyway) to see the Snow Bunting that had landed in Guntersville!

Well, there were a few people there and I wanted to use my good birding etiquette so I didn't get too close to the bird and my view was obscured because of the extremely low profile of this hungry little bunting! He spent all his time munching on grass seeds.
If you will notice the view this little feller chose is a pretty good one so I'm thinking it's a pretty smart Bunting...good views....great weather!!
Who could ask for more!!

(I'm just hoping he won't be bringing any snow with him!!! PLEASE!!!)

16 comments:

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

How EXCITING!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is the bestest thing EVER, and how lucky of you to get to see the sweet little thing! I'm green with envy but THANKFUL that you had such a marvelous experience in little ole Alabamer...! Woo HOO!

Missouri Gal Nicole said...

What a cute little Bunting. Happy T-Day!

farmlady said...

Well, this little bird does know how to pick a venue. It's a lovely place. He looks a bit lonely though. Hope he's not lost.

Mike Simmons said...

Nice low angle on the second shot, Eve. It's cute the way the little feller is peaking over the patch of grass. Hope you don't get snow but have a great Thanksgiving!

debsgarden said...

I have never seen a snow bunting. How exciting! I don't know, but he could bring some snow. It's supposed to get very cold toward the end of the week and wet, too. So, you never know.

Thanks for stopping by my own blog! It's great to hear from another Alabama garden blogger. I have been scrolling through and enjoying some of your own posts.I look forward to reading more. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Mary said...

Neat! I'm glad you got to see this bird and get some photos. I've never seen one. Love your new header.

Wendy said...

Ooooo how cool you got a snow bunting all the way down to Alabama!! Didn't you post something on my blog last winter about how you will never see snow buntings because they're from too far north?? I'm so happy for you! Isn't he sweet looking? I think they are the most beautiful sparrows of them all :)

The Early Birder said...

COoool. Delightful species and you got a far better view than I had recently.

A New England Life said...

How cool is that! Maybe it's as tired of the snow as we are and decided to head south for the winter.

I can hardly believe I've never seen one in person.

Steve Borichevsky said...

Hey, if I had wings, I fly south too! How cool is this?

Eve said...

Debi, you should come see him! I don't think he's going anywhere!

Thanks Nicole!! you too!!

Hi farmlady! Yes he does have good taste but they usually are in large groups...hope he finds a friend soon!

Thanks Mike! Hope you are having a wonderful day too!


Thanks for coming by here too Deb! I used to see snow buntings by the hundreds in my northern NY home...it's quite a treat to see one down here. Hope it doesnt get too cold! Your website is beautiful...you're on my list!!

Hi Mary! Thanks!!

Hi Wendy! Yes I think I did say something about not being able to see the buntings any more!! Who woulda thought!!!

Thanks Frank! Well I hope it gets better for ya!

Sharon! Hi! You must have them out there...they're the ones that fly along the side of the road in winter. Now get out there and start looking!!

Roy said...

That was a great capture Evie, at least you have seen one which is more than I have. Happy thanksgiving.

Eve said...

Yes Steve! It's amazing isn't it!!!

Eve said...

Thanks Roy! I'd send one your way if I could!!!

Phillip said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and the nice comments. It is great to discover another Alabama blogger!

bluekat said...

How ever did you spot him? He's just a little dot! He's awfully cute in the second pic, peeking over the grass!

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!