Baby Bird Bombardment

I walked outside to fill my feeders this morning and was bombarded with baby birds. They were everywhere! What choice did I have but to set aside whatever task was next on my to-do list (which clearly was not all that important since I have no recollection of what it was) and quickly grab my camera?

The baby bluebirds that showed up yesterday returned for breakfast, and were probably the noisiest of the bunch. These youngsters run their poor parents ragged!

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A young mocking bird staked his claim on the ever popular Bark Butter branch.

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He only managed to get a few nibbles before a juvenile Red-bellied Woodpecker arrived and a brief Bark Butter battle ensued.

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And to the victor goes the spoils!

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A couple of young Downy Woodpeckers also joined in the morning’s festivities. The male perched on another limb coated with the much coveted suet-type spread…

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…while the female helped herself to some peanuts. I love her fluffy feathers.

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Two young Blue Jays made an appearance, packing their pouches with sunflower seeds and peanuts. It always amazes me how much they can stash away in one sitting.

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And lest you fear that the young mocking bird who lost the battle went hungry, he merely flew to a less busy branch and helped himself to a hearty meal.

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My backyard was indeed a “happening place” this morning!

 

 

 

 

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About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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6 Responses to Baby Bird Bombardment

  1. A great group of photos of some gorgeous birds! These birds have such an exciting life!

  2. Sue says:

    Simply amazing!

  3. Great captures! I would love to spend a day in your backyard!!

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