I chose to return to Brunswick Town State Historic Site (BTSHS) to conduct another morning observation to see if my numbers were consistent. Once again it was sunny, hot, and humid with a clear sky. Very little breeze was blowing off of the river and the tractor/mower was not out, so I had high hopes for observing PBs at the feeder. It seems like I see only 2 different green birds and 2 different adult male Painted Buntings at this location, but since most of the Painted Buntings that I have observed here were unbanded, there may be more individuals than I think at this location. During my observation session, I was able to watch a Ruby-throated Hummingbird flitting among the Trumpet Vines in the trees around the Painted Bunting feeder. This site has more large trees among the shrubs and marsh grasses than some of our other locations and I am wondering if that is making a difference in Painted Bunting visits to the feeder. A couple of gentlemen from Ohio State University were taking a tour of the Historic Site with Site Director, Brenda Bryant, and asked about the feeder. She was explaining the PBOT project to him when he exclaimed that he had never seen a Painted Bunting in the wild before. Right on cue, an adult male Painted Bunting flew into the feeder and posed for a minute or two before flying off. When the Painted Bunting landed, I quietly drew the gentleman’s attention to the feeder and said, “There you go, he’s posing for you!” He immediately started taking photos and was very impressed with the timing of the bird’s arrival. (Just a lucky happening!) Brenda, trying to continue polite conversation, stated “So, you said you’ve never seen a Painted Bunting in the wild before?” His reply was quite funny. He calmly looked at her and said, “No, only a stuffed one in a museum drawer.” Not only had he never seen a Painted Bunting in the wild, he had never even seen one alive! This made an amusing interlude to a slow observation day with only a total of 6 observations.