RFK Bridge and Unisphere Nests
Savannah Sparrow

Indigo Bunting

On Saturday, three Indigo Bunting's were sighted at 79th Street, just west of the East Drive.  One Indigo Bunting was very cooperative, spending a great deal of time in the grass with a Savannah Sparrow.

It enjoyed being able to watch the Indigo Bunting eat grass seed.  It's lower mandible (lower half of the bill) is twice as wide as the upper mandible and it can husk grass seed without skipping a beat. It was great to have such a long look at the bird.

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