Unexpected Beauty

male painted bunting

Male Painted Bunting © John Thornton

RMOWP member John Thornton writes about a recent experience at his Stillwater, Oklahoma home:

“We had a wonderful, beautiful experience this morning (Sunday, April 29). Since it was quite warm, Beth decided to prop the front door open so Casey could come and go.

Almost immediately, a small bird flew in through the open door and on into the kitchen. A closer look revealed that it was a newly arrived male painted bunting. He let me photograph him and then I opened the kitchen windows and sent him back outside where he belongs.

What a beautiful small bundle of nature. Life is wonderful.”