First Lazuli Sighting

lazuli bunting

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Spring is an exciting time for birdwatching at 7,000 feet in the southern Rockies due to the many migrating species that pass through here each year. This little guy, the lazuli bunting, is one of my favorites. I think the males (like this one) will show brighter and more saturated colors a little later in the season, but this first one ain’t bad. I usually get my best shots from inside the house with a telephoto lens. The feeding stations and feeders are all located just outside the windows, which makes it easier. The Pentax K-x sits on the coffee table, ready to grab.

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John Hamilton Farr lives in Taos, New Mexico, U.S.A. with his classical pianist wife. “Possibly the only place I can get away with this,” he says. As New York Times best-selling author James C. Moore (Bush’s Brain) put it in a review of John’s first book, Buffalo Lights is the work of a man attuned to the world who sees it differently than you and I and writes about it with a language and a vision of life that is impossible to ignore.” John is the author of BUFFALO LIGHTS, TAOS SOUL, ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE, and THE HELEN CHRONICLES. He has been publishing online since 1996 (Zoo Zone, Farr Site, MacFaust, GRACK!, FarrFeed) and blogs regularly here at JHFARR.COM. See also → John’s Twitter profile, Amazon Author Page, video channel at YouTube, and website photos at SmugMug. To email John, please see CONTACT INFO on About page.  

  • christian ienni May 7, 2015, 2:05 PM

    awesome shot! and with the seed perched perfectly in its beak… “Hey, thanks for the grub, man!” 😉

    • JHF May 7, 2015, 2:32 PM

      I checked out some photos from last year. The coloration does get more intense later in the season. Either that, or I went too heavy on the saturation slider. 🙂

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