A few nights ago we had family over for dinner. One of the guests, Jimmy, knows more about birds than anyone I know, so when he ran to the den window exclaiming, "Oh my gosh, Jean, look!" I came running. He pointed to two of the most beautiful birds I have ever seen. They were dining at one of our 13 feeders out back, and the azure blue of their feathers was breathtaking, especially sitting next to some brilliant red cardinals and the pure yellow gold on the golden finches. If you are a bird lover like myself, you'd understand why the scene took my breath away.
Jimmy said, "Those are Indigo Buntings, and they are extremely rare. I've never actually seen one." And neither had I. Sarah, his daughter, recently gave me a "Birds of Kentucky" book, so we immediately grabbed it, looked up Indigo Bunting, and, sure enough, there were pictures and everything about them, including how rare they are.