I had just finished my shower this morning and opened the front window to get some fresh air when this strange bird flew in and landed on the flowerbed in front of my window. It was so colorful that I quickly grabbed my camera and I was able to get this one image before the bird flew away.
From the plumage pattern, the bill, shape of the bird, colors and the bright red eye ring I was able to ID this fine feathered friend as the world’s first Brown Cowbird x Painted Bunting hybrid ever!! How it came to be in my front yard is a miracle and how these two species bred is too!
Will backyards everywhere soon have the kaleidoscope colored hybrid in their backyards too? Will people start appreciating Brown Cowbirds more if they know they might see one of these wonders sometime soon? Imagine flocks of these numbering in the thousands, we will all need sunglasses so our eyes don’t melt from the vibrant colors!
Wouldn’t you love to see this gorgeous hybrid too?