It's raining blue birds - Indigo Buntings. Groups of them kept coming into the Sanibel, FL lighthouse two days ago after migrating across the Gulf of Mexico, quite a feat! We could see 5 and 6 in the same tree at a time. These beautiful birds will continue on their journey north to their breeding grounds mainly in the eastern two-thirds of the country. They nest in early-successional areas with shrubs and small trees, edges, old fields and roadsides. Look for them soon in your area.
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