One of my goals with Jeeptographer is to document the beauty that can be found in your own backyard. Distant travel can be expensive and time consuming, and while exotic vacations are fun, I need more frequent communes with nature to keep my spiritual batteries charged.
While visiting a dear friend in Southaven, Mississippi, we visited Johnson Creek Greenway. My goal for the day was to do a short run to work off some of the delicious food we had been eating, but my run was abruptly hijacked when I realized that the fields on either side of the greenway were occupied by Indigo Bunting (Paserina cyanea). With only my iPhone on board, all I could really do was positively ID the brilliant blue birds.
The next day, we returned with my 70-200 lens.
While I live in the native range of the Indigo Bunting, I have never been fortunate enough to spot them on my home turf. I was delighted to be able to take these photos of one of my bucket-list birds!