...on February 22. The juncos are gone as well. What an amazing experience it was! It was wonderful meeting all the birders who traveled here to see it. I feel so lucky.
Still I feel badly for the bunting, wherever it is, as I did all the while it was here. Poor thing. So unlucky. So utterly lost.
Here are the previous posts on this rare bird:
That is the tragedy of the lost rarities, isn't it? Lost, but more importantly even if they survive they don't get to fulfil their greatest biological imperative, to reproduce. I
I hope that it gets to grow old in the Boreal of Saskatchewan or Manitoba. And I hope it remembers your feeder.
Ya, it's sad.
I hope so too. Better yet, it would be nice if it went back the way it came.
Wow - good for you guys identifying this little guy. What a great record you have created of it
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