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Old Mar 16, 2013, 9:27 AM   #1
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Default Male Painted Bunting

Small bird is the most colorful native to North America. Female is a dull green in color. Taken in Green Cay Wetlands, Boynton Beach, Florida.

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Old Mar 16, 2013, 9:40 AM   #2
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Very nice Ed, I hope I see one before I head back to Michigan


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Old Mar 16, 2013, 8:30 PM   #3
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What a beautiful bird! I didn't realize that the US had any that brightly colored - so many of our birds are grey or brown, very drab.
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 9:12 PM   #4
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Nice catch, Ed. We don't get those out here.

Harriet, we don't get to see as many colorful birds this far West as Ed and other fortunate Floridians do, but we do have them - here is one from my back yard taken a couple of days ago:

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Old Mar 16, 2013, 9:12 PM   #5
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Wow, what an amazing colorful bird. That is a great photo.
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Old Mar 18, 2013, 7:05 PM   #6
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Ed - So nice to see some of your great photography again! And what a great sharp shot of such a lovely bird!
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Old Mar 19, 2013, 11:19 AM   #7
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Ed - A spectacular bird beautifully captured.

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Old Mar 20, 2013, 12:06 AM   #8
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I am hoping to catch one of these in SW Arkansas late in Spring
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Old Mar 21, 2013, 9:21 PM   #9
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So who painted it ? Your (grand) children

Nice catch Ed.
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