by Charly Mann
While the Painted Bunting can be found throughout Oklahoma and many other southern states, seeing one up close is a rare sight. Painted Buntings, like most other birds, usually make their home in the same area every year, and we have found four of five places of less than 20 acres near Bartlesville where we regularly first hear and then see them. We would love it if you would provide us with the location that you see these beautiful birds. Their population seems to be in decline, and there are several areas where we use to regularly find them that no longer have any of these birds.
This is our first post in Oklahoma Birds and Butterflies in over a year. We are taking more great bird and butterfly photos that ever, and have moved up from a 400mm to a 600mm lens, but just have not found the time to add more articles and pictures.