I love taking in the spectacle of fall migration, especially waterbird migration. Mid to late October is peak Brant season along the Ottawa River. It was a real treat to see a small flock come ashore and forage at Andrew Haydon Park. 16 October 2018.
With a wide-spread distribution across much of the eastern and midwestern U.S., the Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) is rarely mistaken for any other bird. Well, gentlemen are electric blue, after all--so much so that they may often be found in great flocks doing the Electric Slide. And by 'often found' I really mean 'never.' They have better taste in party dances than that.
While these stunning birds are extremely common throughout much of their range (even seen at many a feeder and in some areas the most prolific of all songbirds), they are not frequently spotted in Western New York.