2022—Wet Paint

Male Painted Buntings are such colorful birds. Despite their tiny size, only slightly more than 5 inches, they stand out in a crowd. Female Painted Buntings in comparison are drab, sporting only olive green and yellow. They don’t have any of the striking red, brilliant blue, or fiery orange that makes their makes counterparts such standouts. In this instance, though, the “paint” on this male bunting looks pretty wet. They enjoy bathing enthusiastically and become quite waterlogged after thrashing about in the water.