There were a lot of Painted Buntings active in LLELA (the Lake Lewisville Environmental Learning Area) on this Saturday morning. Surprisingly, the bright colors of the male bunting become muted at a distance and these birds can be a challenge to notice unless you are actively looking. Painted Buntings are also flighty little birds and move about quickly and frequently. An attention getting flash of red—which could easily be dismissed as a cardinal—is often all that gives them a way.

Painted bunting - A Flash of Color

Painted bunting - A Flash of Color

Painted bunting - A Flash of Color

Observation Details

County Denton Lewisville - LLELA
City Lewisville
Date Jul 21, 2013
Time of Day Morning
Temperature Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C)
Weather Clear
Habitat Undeveloped-Wooded
Type of Behavior Roaming
Gender Male
Maturity Adult
Observer Chris Jackson
Main Article Painted Bunting Observation Location