Lazuli Bunting, Passerina amoena is a beautiful little bird that resembles a Western Bluebird in size and color. Lazuli Buntings live in much of the west, over wintering in Mexico, they fly through most of Southern California on their trips back and forth. They prefer brushy opening in light forests or chaparral.
A female Lazuli bunting being a pain. Notice she knows the camera is there and is trying to figure out if it is a threat or not. This is 40X zoom as the camera is 20 feet away.
Passerina amoena feeds on small insects or seeds.