Along the Natchez Trace

Monday, July 15, 2013

Painted Bunting????

As I've written in the past, for several years seeing a Painted Bunting has been high on my list of birds I "must see".  This summer has been a great year...  we see them every day... often just a couple of feet outside the windows of our motorhome.  They are such a colorful bird....  

Today funny thing happened at the HEB grocery store... we were on our way to the check-out line and what should cross our path?  Oh My Goodness!!!!
Not being shy, I had to stop this young lady and ask her if she was familiar with the Painted Bunting....

She was not, but she said she'd done a photo shoot just yesterday of a young screech owl and a bald eagle.  

We saw her again out in the parking lot as we were leaving and I asked her if I could take her picture.  She said she gets lots of requests and readily agreed....

Doesn't this bird have a great smile?

 Not only have I seen and taken many photographs of the bird of my dreams...
But I got to see that bird if it were to come back in this world as a human!
How lucky can a person get?

That's All For Today!


  1. Now that was something. Maybe she will come back as the bird. . .

  2. What fun! did you show her a picture of the Painted Bunting? hahaa ... love it

  3. Isn't it unbelievable how serendipity happens. That young lady could not have planned that hair color scheme more appropriately for running into you in HEM!
    I've always thought it interesting when I've had to wait for somebody to give me a ride that as I'm looking for a certain car of a certain color, several other cars of that same make and color pass me while I'm waiting!!!
    I hope the young lady does find out what a Painted Bunting looks like!

  4. That's just hilarious! She must be the bird's human twin.

  5. I suppose she likes sunflower seeds too. Too funny!

  6. That's just very cool! Especially since that's a bird you've been trying to get, finally got some great photos, then you run into to the "human bunting." Very cool, indeed! :)

  7. both buntings were adorable...

  8. What a hoot!! She looks just like a Painted Bunting!! A new one for your Life List...