I saw a few Indigo Buntings last Summer, and they were spectacular. Indigo Buntings are only in Indiana during the breeding seasons of Spring and Summer. The male is a brilliant deep blue and is smaller than the Blue Grosbeak. The female tends to be brownish with diffuse streaking on it’s breast and flanks. Younger birds resemble the female.
This folk art bird carving of an Indigo Bunting is carved from Basswood. I used milk paints, various stains, and techniques to age the carving.