I've been hosting painted buntings in my yard for more than 12 years now, and have a devoted group of at least a dozen who show up every season. (My husband jokingly refers to them as pests.) Occasionally we have an indigo bunting or two come through for a few days, usually February or March. A blueish bird caught my eye yesterday, and I had to look at it for a moment or two to see what it was. I'm sure it's a female/juvenile male painted bunting, but I thought its coloring was unusual. I chalked it up to a the way the sunlight was hitting it. But today is gray and overcast. And there was the bunting again. I got a few quick photos through the window both days (my camera does not do well with low sunlight). I just thought I'd share them. The second photo includes a typical greenie for comparison. I have never seen such a blue, almost turquoise "greenie" before!